LHC releases death convict after 10 years


The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday released a death convict after ten years

Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi was heading a two-member bench to hear an appeal filed by convict, Bashir Bhatti, against his sentence.

Bashir was charged for plotting a murder of three persons. He was given death sentence by Anti-Terrorism Court in 2004. In 2009, Bashir was released by a two-member bench, however following the directives of Supreme Court the two judges were suspended, and the court could not release its detailed verdict.

The court in 2009 in its verdict had declared that Bashir could not be convicted just on the basis of suspicion.

The appeal of the convict was heard by 11 different court benches in last 10 years.