ISLAMABAD : The Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted a murder suspect after 12 years by giving him the benefit of doubt. Muhammad Yaseen, the murder suspect, has been imprisoned in District Jail Okara since 2008 for allegedly murdering a citizen after having a minor dispute. He had been sentenced to death by a trial court and later it was converted into life imprisonment by the high court.
The petitioner’s counsel told the court that a scuffle had occurred at a street late at night at around 1:30am and a citizen was killed due to firing in the incident. The counsel added that seven persons had been nominated in the murder case and all accused were acquitted by different courts. Justice Manzoor Ahmed remarked that the firing had been lodged by the accused persons who were later acquitted in accordance with the record. He remarked how it could be ascertained to identify the person in darkness who had opened fire. Later, the top court acquitted Muhammad Yaseen by giving him benefit of doubt. TLTP