LHC dismisses suo moto notice of Hijratullah acquittal

LHC disposed of the suo motu action on the release of Hijratullah, the key suspect in the Manawan attack case.

Express June 22, 2010

Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday disposed of the suo moto action on the release of Hijratullah, the key suspect in the Manawan attack case.

The court ordered all appeals related to Hijratullah's release to be transfered to the Lahore High Court.

Chief Justice Lahore High Court, Justice Khwaja Sharif chaired the divsional bench of the LHC which heard the case today. Prosecutor Punjab Zahid Hussain Bhukhari also appeared in the court.

Talking to media outside the court, he said appeals in the case will be heard by the divisional bench chaired by the LHC chief justice.

The prosecutor said Hijratullah has not been released as he has already been sentenced to ten years imprisonment for the possession of weapons.

Earlier, the LHC took up the case hearing regarding the acquittal of the Hijratullah. The court took suo moto action over the dismissal of a case against Hijratullah.

An anti-terrorism court judge had earlier exonerated Hijratullah and declared insufficient the evidence presented by the prosecution against him.

The LHC chief justice said that it was the responsibility of the high court to establish the reasons, due to which terror accused were being released.


Faryal Tahir | 10 years ago | Reply Is it the clash of titans?
Zainab Ali | 10 years ago | Reply It is strange and incomprehensible; the population is unable to understand the reasons why these terrorism suspects are released without any detailed interrogation. There should be a law or regulation that reserves the right of acquittal for prime terror suspects, until there is enough evidence to prove them innocent, or otherwise.
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