Two acquitted in murder case in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD:
The Additional Session Judge-V (East) Islamabad has acquitted two accused in a murder case after rounds of trials since October 2019 as the case was lodged on October 25, 2019, in the Police Station Nilore.

Sources said following the trials and court proceedings, Additional Session Judge-V (East) Islamabad, Dr. Rasool Bakhsh Mirjat has acquitted both accused namely Muhammad Shaukat and Abid Hussain, who were charged under section 302/34 of the Pakistan Penal Code in a murder case in 2019 by extending the benefits of doubts.

Chaudhry Shahbaz Akhtar Advocate High Court, who is practicing as a lawyer in the District Courts of Islamabad and belongs to the Chamber of Raja Ishtiaq Law Associates, the counsel for the accused in the case, who told The Northern Post that nine prosecution witnesses were produced during the trials and they were cross-examined by him at length and there were material contradictions in ocular as well as medical evidence.

He further stated that according to the initial investigation of Police officials, it was a daytime occurrence but not even a single eye-witness was produced by the prosecution, which created serious doubts about the veracity of the case against his clients.

He said that on the basis of insufficient evidence and contradiction in the medical reports, the judge had acquitted his clients in the case.

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