Thursday , April 9 2020

Supreme Court acquits accused in Sheikhupura rape case

Islamabad: A Supreme Court bench on Thursday acquitted a man involved in committing rape of a girl in Sheikhupura, after eight years of the case.

A two-member bench of the apex court led by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa said pertaining to this case that it seems that this was an act of mutual consent, he remarked after giving decision.

The court expressed displeasure over the fake testimony given by the father of the raped-woman.

Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa  expressed that the fundamental duty of a Judge is to observe full justice, those who failed to give justice must go back to home.

Court also observed that pertaining to this case, High Court seemed to ignore the evidence. The courts cannot make justified decision when there are false witnesses. ” The main witness of the case and the complainant Bashir Ahmed, gave false account of the incident,” the CJP said.

The false testimony could have resulted in death penalty to the accused, the CJP observed.

Justice Khosa addressing the witness interrogated,” Why the court not awards you life in jail?” The false testimony could have resulted in a wrong decision making he stated.

Bench further said that no torture marks were found on girl’s body which clearly means that her consent was there.

“If the court acted over the false testimony it will be said father was sent to jail after excess committed with his daughter,” the judge remarked.

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