SC accepts appeal against acquittal of Shah Hussain in Khadija case
LAHORE (92 News) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan has formally accepted the appeal against acquittal of Shah Hussain in Khadija stabbing case.
As per details garnered, Khadija had filed an appeal against the acquittal of Shah Hussain. During a hearing in Supreme Court’s Lahore registry on Wednesday, the court ordered Hussain to submit bonds of Rs100,000.
Shah Hussain was convicted in 2017 for brutally attacking then 23-year-old law student Khadija with a knife in Lahore on May 3, 2016. His seven-year sentence by a judicial magistrate was reduced to a two-year sentence by a trial court in March. However, on June 4, the Lahore High Court ordered his acquittal.
Subsequently, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar took suo motu notice on the case on June 5 and later also lashed out at Lahore High Court Bar Association that regretted the top judge’s decision of taking notice on Hussain’s acquittal.