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SC orders legal action against policeman over false testimony

ISLAMABAD: A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa ordered legal proceedings against a policeman on for committing perjury, ARY News reported on Monday.

ASI Khizar Hayat, who was summoned by the court over allegations of giving false account of a murder incident, was appeared before the bench today.

“You were on duty in Wahdat Colony Lahore, while become a witness in a murder incident in Narowal,” Chief Justice Khosa addressing the policeman said. ” I have given statement on the oath,” the ASI replied.

“Giving false account of an incident on oath is a crime. You should have fear of God, if not the fear of people,” the top judge said.

“Being a policeman you gave false testimony,” the chief justice said. Entire witness account rejected if a part of the statement proves false, Chief Justice Khosa said.

“Either, you were not on duty on the day or you have such a sharp eyesight that you saw the incident in Narowal while sitting in Lahore,” the chief justice said.

The chief justice observed that the law recommends life imprisonment for the offenders of perjury.

The bench sent the matter to Sessions Judge Narowal with the directives of legal action against the ASI accused of perjury.

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