LHC acquits five suspects of TTP in BB murder case

LHC acquits five suspects of TTP in BB murder case

RAWALPINDI: The Lahore High Court(LHC)Division Bench on Monday acquitted five suspects of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto murder case.

The LHC Justice Mirza Waqas Rauf and Justice Sarfraz Dogar while hearing the appeals of five suspects acquitted them against surety bonds of Rs 500,000 each and ordered them to ensure their presence on every hearing till the final verdict of the case.

The five TTP suspects Rafaqat Hussain, Husnain Gul, Sher Zaman, Aitzaz Shah and Abdul Rashid had been acquitted by the ATC Judge Muhammad Asghar Khan on August 31,2017 while on the same the Punjab government had issued their detention orders for 30 days which were later extended under Punjab Law and order promulgation order.

Earlier ,the suspects of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan had challenged their detention in LHC on September 27,2017 asking the court to dismiss their detention as ATC in its ruling on August 31 had ordered their release.

Pakistan Peoples Party had also filed an appeal in LHC to award death sentence to the five Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan suspects who had been acquitted by the ATC. APP/AFP

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