ISLAMABAD - The court has acquitted Lal Masjid Khateeb Maulana Abdul Aziz and his spouse Umme Hasaan along with four other accused in a case regarding abduction of the federal capital police personnel.
Hearing of the case resumed on Monday in the court of Senior Civil Judge Sheikh Muhammad Sohail. On this occasion, all the accused, including Maulana Abdul Aziz, Umme Hasaan, Maulana Abdul Basir and Maulana Muhmmad Afzal, were present along with their counsel, Wajih Ullah Khan advocate. Raja Faisal Ghani and Inspector (Legal) Arshad Mehmood appeared in the court on behalf of the capital territory police.
The court reserved its decision on the case in the last hearing on the completion of arguments by the lawyers of both the sides on December 22, 2012 and announced on Monday.
The text of the verdict said: “The court found contradictions in the statements of witnesses while the police failed to produce any object which was snatched from the police officials at the time of abduction like official jeep and wireless set. The prosecutors could not succeed in proving the accused persons guilty of any crime, so the court acquits them honorably of all charges.”
After the hearing, counsel for Maulana Abdul Aziz, Wajih Ullah Khan, talking to Online outside the court, said the case had been in the court for five and a half years, but the prosecution failed to prove any charges against his clients. “We thank the independent judiciary due to which renowned Islamic scholar Maulana Abdul Aziz and his cohort got justice in the case,” he added.