Zainab murder case: SC rejects convict’s appeal against death sentence
LAHORE (92 News) – Supreme Court (SC) Lahore registry on Tuesday has rejected the appeal of convict Imran Ali against the death sentence handed down to him for raping and murdering a minor girl Zainab in Kasur
A three-judge bench, comprising Justices Asif Saeed Khosa, Manzoor Ahmed Malik, and Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, dismissed the convict’s appeal and upheld the death penalty awarded to him by an anti-terrorism court.
The appeal stated that the trial court announced the verdict contrary to the facts over which, Zainab’s lawyer said that the suspect killed the girl after rape which was proved in the court.
Earlier, Lahore High Court (LHC) had disposed of plea filed by convict Imran Ali against his death sentence in seven-year-old Zainab’s murder case.
On February 17, ATC handed over four counts of death penalty to Imran while he was also given four separate death sentences after being convicted of the rape and murder of Zainab, as well as terrorism charges, prosecutor general of Punjab province Ihtesham Qadir said after a special anti-terrorism court passed its judgement.