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Zain murder case: LHC accepts Punjab Government’s plea against Kanju’s acquittal

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday accepted Punjab Government’s appeal against the acquittal of prime suspect Mustafa Kanju in the Zain murder case, ARY News reported.

A bench of Lahore High Court heard the proceeding of the Zain murder case. The report of the DNA test was presented before the court in the hearing.

It was stated in the DNA report the Zain’s blood samples and the blood samples found on the clothes of Kanju’s bodyguards were same.

The appeal filed by Punjab Government stated that the lower court, who had acquitted Mustafa Kanju, released the suspect as the witnesses had deviated from their statement and the evidences were not taken into consideration. The provincial government pleaded the court to declare Kanju’s acquittal void.

The court accepted Punjab Government’s appeal for hearing and issued notice to the prime suspect in the murder case.

Mustafa Kanju, son of federal minister Siddique Kanju, was accused of killing 16-year old youngster named Zain on April 2nd, 2015. He had confessed his crime of killing the teenager on April 5th, 2015.

An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) had acquitted the prime suspect in Zain murder case on 27th October, 2015 after all the complainants had retracted from their statements.

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