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Former NICL chairman’s acquittal in land scam set aside

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday set aside a ruling of an accountability court which acquitted former chairman of the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) Ayaz Khan Niazi in the mega land scam case.  A two-judge bench of the high court granted an appeal filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenging Niazi’s acquittal. It directed the trial court to rehear the reference and take into account the market value of the property involved in the scam. The accountability court had earlier…

Indian govt appeals against acquittal of Sonali Bendre

The government of Rajasthan , an Indian state, has announced to move the high court to reverse the acquittal of Bollywood actors, Sonali Bendre, Tabu, Saif Ali Khan and Neelam Kothari in the blackbuck poaching case. It is pertinent to mention that in the recent months this news came as a shock to the world that Indian actress Sonali Bendre has been diagnosed with metastatic cancer. Indian film industry's 'Bhai', Salman Khan was convicted and sentenced to five years' imprisonment in the same case by a Jodhpur court for…

Tens of thousands protest in Spain over gang rape acquittal

MADRID: Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Spain on Saturday to protest against the acquittal of five men of gang raping an 18-year-old woman at Pamplona's bull-running festival. Protesters have filled streets across the country since the court ruling on Thursday, leading Spain's conservative government to say it will consider changing rape laws. In Pamplona itself, police said that "between 32,000 and 35,000 people" took part in a demonstration on Saturday, rallying under the slogan "it's not sexual…

Imran Khan seeks acquittal in 2014 sit-in cases

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court in the federal capital on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan seeking acquittal in cases related to the attack on the state buildings and then SSP Islamabad (Operations) Asmatullah Junejo during the 2014 sit-in in the federal capital.  The ATC judge reserved the judgment after hearing arguments from the defense lawyer and the prosecutor. The PTI chief along with his counsel Babar Awan appeared before the court as it resumed the…

Acquittal of 26 suspects in Mashal Khan lynching case challenged

PESHAWAR: An appeal challenging the acquittal of 26 suspects in the Mashal Khan lynching case was filed in the Peshawar High Court on Wednesday. The appeal, filed by Aimal Khan, the victim's brother, requests the high court to set aside the trial court February 7 verdict, which ordered release of 26 suspects for want of evidence. It argues that the ATC erroneously acquitted the suspects as there were sufficient incriminating evidences against them, which it failed to take into consideration while deciding the case.…