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Balochistan Police Files Petition Against acquittal of Majeed Achakzai


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

18th Sep, 2020. 10:30 pm
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Balochistan Police Files Petition Against acquittal of Majeed Achakzai

Balochistan Police Department has filed a petition in the High Court against the acquittal of Abdul Majeed Achakzai in the murder case of Traffic Sergeant Ataullah.

The police department’s application said that the prosecution’s statements in the traffic sergeant’s case were not taken into consideration and the trial court ignored the prosecution’s position.

The petition states that points which are not discussed in the trial court have the right to be brought before the High Court.

It may be recalled that the Balochistan government had decided on September 8 to file an appeal against the verdict of the special court acquitted former MPA Abdul Majeed Khan Achakzai, the accused in the murder case of a traffic policeman.

Balochistan government spokesman Liaquat Shahwani said that a petition against the decision was in the final stages.

Liaqat Shahwani said that the application would be finalized after reviewing the detailed decision and documents.

He said that he would soon file an appeal in the Balochistan High Court against the decision of the special court in Quetta.

Later, a Balochistan government spokesman told a press conference that the police department had decided to take the murder case of a traffic policeman to the high court.

Note that on September 4, the Model Court of Quetta had acquitted former chairman Public Accounts Committee and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party leader Abdul Majeed Khan Achakzai on the ground of lack of evidence in a traffic police officer murder case.

Model Court Judge Dost Mohammad Mandokhel had heard the case of the murder of a traffic policeman.

It is to be noted that this case has been pending since 2017 and initially, this case was pending in the anti-terrorism court as the provisions of terrorism were included in the case but later it was requested by the lawyers of the accused that the case It does not fall under the category of anti-terrorism. It should be transferred to Model Court.

After which the terrorism provisions were removed from the case and it was transferred to the Model Court.