Karachi: 3 murder accused acquitted for lack of evidence
KARACHI: The additional district and sessions judge-II, South and East (Judicial Complex), Ghulam Rasool Samoo, acquitted two brothers and a nephew of the alleged Lyari gangster Arshad Pappu in an attempt to murder case due to a lack of evidence. The judge after recording the final arguments from both sides acquitted the brothers of Arshad Pappu, Yasir Arafat, and Nasir, and his nephew Bilal.
The judge in his verdict said that the prosecution had failed to prove the involvement of the accused in the case. The prosecution said that Taj Mohammad along with his son, Mohammad Azeem, was coming back from the Civil Hospital on June 24, 2005 when they were allegedly intercepted by Yasir Arafat and his associates who opened fire on them, injuring Taj Mohammad and his son.
A case (FIR No 1025) was registered under Section 324/34 at the Risala police station. The defence counsel, Mohammad Farooq, argued that the police had implicated his clients in the case as the complainant, Taj Mohammad, and his son in their statements before a trial court had not mentioned their names, but stated that some unknown persons had attacked them. He said that the prosecution had failed to produce any evidence in the court against the accused and prayed for the acquittal of his clients. However, the public prosecutor argued that the prosecution had proved the case against the accused.
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