SHC set aside 14-year jail term in explosives case

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KARACHI: A Sindh High Court (SHC) bench set aside 14 years jail term of two accused persons awarded sentences by a trial court in an explosives case, a local media outlet reported on Friday.

The SHC declared jail sentences of accused Shahnawaz and Sheeraz as void and ordered their acquittal.

Police had recovered hand grenade from the accused in 2018 after which FIRs (First Information Report) was registered at Malir police station.

The trial court had found the suspects guilty and handed 14 year jail sentences to each of them.

The convicts challenged the trial court verdict in the high court after which the latter granted the appeal and declared the trial court’s decision null and void.