Flaws in judicial system as murder accused acquitted after 17 years

Flaws in judicial system as murder accused acquitted after 17 years
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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court passed acquittal orders of Maqbool Ahmed, a murder accused imprisoned for the last 17 years, for having no concrete evidence against him.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa passed the releasing order of Maqbool.

The accused was arrested in a murder charge of a person resident of Chechawatni in year 2000 and subsequently trial court awarded him death sentence, which was later converted into life imprisonment by Lahore High Court.

Later, he appealed against his sentence in the Supreme Court , which acquitted him. (APP)

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