ATC acquits Farooqui in hate speech case
A case was lodged against Farooqui in November, 2014, with the Saddar police in Lala Moosa for allegedly delivering an inflammatory speech.
ATC judge Bushra Zaman conducted the hearing of the case today.
The court after listening to both sides in its verdict said the prosecution failed to substantiate charges and freed the ASWJ leader.
Two other accused in the case have already been absolved.
Talking to media after his acquittal, Maulana Aurangzeb Farooqui said, “I have confidence in courts and I am hopeful to be absolved in other cases too”.
“There are threats to my life while being taken to courts from Adiyala Prison, Rawalpindi or coming from there,” said the ASWJ leader. “And if something happens to me then the Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif will be responsible for it.”