Zain Murder Case: IG Punjab ordered to provide protection to witnesses, petitioners

10 Nov, 2015 1:29 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The prosecution team in Zain muder case on Tuesday claimed that witnesses and petitioners withdrew their statements after receiving money from the prime accused Mustafa Kanju, who is son of a former federal minister.

A three member bench comprising Justice Amir Hani Muslim, Justice Manzoor Ahmed Malik and Justice Sardar Tariq Masood heard the suo motu notice over acquittal of all six accused in Zain murder case, and summoned all witnesses, petitioners and defendants on November 16.

During the proceedings, the case record of anti-terrorism court and police statements of all witnesses were presented before the court.

The prosecution told the court that all the witnesses in the case are property dealers. However, when presented before the court the witness withdrew their prior statements and said that they did not clearly see the culprits at time of murder.

The court ordered IG Punjab Police to provide protection to the witnesses, petitioners and their families in the murder case. The hearing was adjourned till November 16.

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