Wrongly convicted: Top court frees man after 14 years    

Tariq Mehmood was booked in a murder case by Okara police allegedly killing a person


APP April 27, 2017
Tariq Mehmood was booked in a murder case by Okara police allegedly killing a person. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted a murder accused, who had been imprisoned for last 14 years, for having no concrete evidence against him. Ironically, the usual life-term sentence for murder is 14 years imprisonment. The three-member SC bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa issued releasing order of Tariq Mehmood, who was booked in a murder case by Okara police allegedly killing a person namely Sallahud Din during Union Council Election 2002 over a personal grudge. During the course of proceedings, Justice Khosa remarked, “neither any solid evidence was presented nor plaintiff establish his case against the accused.” Mehmood was handed death sentence by a trial court However LHC converted it into life imprisonment. He had been in jail since 2002.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2017.

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Nazarbaaz | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend so how aboot his 14 years sir? Please return him all the dignity he lost and alm the time spent in Crying without his family
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