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SC releases murder suspect over lack of evidence

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday released a murder suspect Shahid Hameed over lack of evidence in the case, ARY News reported.

The case proceedings were conducted by a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa.

During the hearing, the CJP remarked that the Almighty Allah also has a system of justice and everyone will give a testimony on the day of judgment.

He said the court was trying to improve system so that false evidences could no more surface during such cases.

Read: Magistrate’s ‘negligence’: SC acquits murder convict imprisoned since 2009

The CJP said one of the key witnesses in the case was deputed as a revenue officer in Lahore for 20 years, and “if he turns up before the court and registers a false testimony, the challenge becomes greater to streamline system of the country,” he added.

He said how could be the man posted in Lahore become a witness in the case that actually occurred in Sheikhupura.

The court remarked that the prosecution couldn’t furnish strong evidence in the case. The apex court also pardoned the eye-witness Ghazanfar who had given a false statement before the court.

A trial court in Islamabad had given a death sentence to Shahid Hameed for allegedly killing a man in 2009.

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