Rawalpindi (September 28, 2017): Lahore High Court (LHC) accepted a petition challenging detention of those acquitted in Benazir murder case for regular hearing.
A division bench of LHC Rawalpindi bench heard the a petition filed by relatives of those acquitted in Benazir murder case against their detention after acquittal in the Benazir murder case.
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After hearing preliminary arguments of the petitioners counsel, the court accepted the petition for regular hearing and issued notices to Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi.The petition was filed by Sher Zaman, Hasnain Gul and Rafaqat Hussain. Justice Tariq Abbasi heard the petitions.Malik Jawad Khalid Advocate appeared before the court for the petitioner.
The counsel of the petitioners submitted that the anti-terrorism court had acquitted his client and ordered their release. But after acquittal in the case, the detention of his client had no legal justification.
He pleaded the court to declare the decision of keep his clients in detention as illegal.
The court while accepting the petition for regular hearing adjourned further hearing till October 10, 2017.