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Lahore: Court releases death convict after 10 years

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday released a death convict after ten years, ARY News reported.                                                    

Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi was heading a two-member bench to hear an appeal filed by convict, Bashir Bhatti, against his sentence.

Bashir was charged of plotting a murder of three persons. He was given death sentence by Anti-Terrorism Court in 2004. In 2009, Bashir was released by a two-member bench, however following the directives of Supreme Court the two judges were suspended, and the court could not release its detailed verdict.                                                                                                   

The court in 2009 in its verdict had delcared that Bashir could not be convicted just on the basis of suspicion.

The appeal of the convict was heard by 11 different court benches in last ten years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

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