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Pakistan court acquits three people in Sikh man murder case Sikh Murder

Pakistan court acquits three people in Sikh man murder case

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Nov 2020, 04:06 pm

Peshawar: A Pakistani court has acquitted three people charged with killing Sikh peace activist Charam Jeet Singh on the outskirts of the provincial capital over two years ago, media reports said on Friday.

Judge Fazal Sattar pronounced that the prosecution had failed to prove the charge against the accused, including Tariq, Amir Hamza and Sheharyar, all residents of Kagawala area in Peshawar, while the evidence available on record didn’t connect them with the commission of the murder, reports Dawn News.

The court, however, convicted the accused, Tariq, under Pakistan Penal Code sections 468 (forgery) and 471 (using forged document) for using a fake registration plate in a vehicle and awarded him one-year rigorous imprisonment and Rs10,000 fine.

It extended the benefit of the Code of Criminal Procedure Section 382-B to the convict, Tariq. The period he’s already spent behind bars will be counted as part of his jail term, reports Dawn News.

Tariq was kept in jail.

The other two accused were released on bail earlier.

Charan Jeet Singh, a social activist and a vocal voice of interfaith harmony, was killed by an unidentified gunman inside his grocery shop at Scheme Chowk in Badabher area on May 29, 2018, reports Dawn News.