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Drug possession case: Suspects released over ‘benefit of doubt’

Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday directed releasing a suspected drug supplier over ‘benefit of doubt’.

The supreme court bench comprised of three judges and led by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa. According to the top court’s ruling the suspect was released under ‘safe custody and safe transmission’ rule.

The law will be fixed in the long run, as there might be more suspects in this case but the benefit of doubt can always be given to the accused, remarked CJP.

The suspect named Humayun Khan was arrested in 2010 from Federal Capital for hiding 18.7 kilograms of charas in his trolley bag at the Islamabad airport.

The accountability court tried the accused and sentenced him life time imprisonment, which was later stopped by the High court.

The forensics report by a laboratory was also found positive, that confirmed the involvement of suspect in the crime.

When the case was further probed, the custody of drugs was not proved, the SC said that neither the muharrar (clerk) turned up nor his statement was recorded.

“Who submitted samples in the forensic labortary is also not known,” the top court said.

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