Karachi: Last suspect in attempt to murder case walks free
KARACHI: The fourth and last suspect in an attempt to murder case walked free from court on Tuesday after the prosecution failed to prove charges against him. Shoaib Kapti, who was alleged to have attempted to kill a shopkeeper, Tufail, was acquitted, before the conclusion of the trial, under Section 265–K of the Criminal Procedure Code that empowers a trial court to free any accused at any stage of the trail if it deems it fit. His three companions, Zahid, Javed and Irfan, had already been acquitted after the prosecution had failed to produce any proof against them.
Tufail had lodged a case against the four at the Baghdadi police station in 2011. He had alleged that the four men claiming to be activists of the Katchi Rabita Committee forcibly entered his shop in the Dariaabad area and injured him. He said the attackers had attempted to kill him after extorting Rs80,000 and 70 mobile sets and other valuables. While on the run, the suspects were arrested. All but Kapti were later released.