Top Court defers release of Daniel Pearl case accused till Tuesday

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

01st Feb, 2021. 12:10 pm
Top Court

The top court on Monday deferred release of Daniel Pearl murder case accused till tomorrow (Tuesday).

According to the details, the Supreme Court while hearing review petition of the Sindh government deferred release of the accused till Tuesday.

A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Umar Atta Bandial issued order. The bench restrained the government of Sindh from release or issuing a new detention order of the accused.

Attorney General Khalid Javed appeared before the bench and stated that if the decision won’t be suspended it will bring along serious consequences. He pleaded to the court to suspend the high court’s decision. “I want to present my arguments in detail in this case.”

The bench was informed by junior counsel of Defence Lawyer Mehmood A. Shaikh, that he has been ill.

The junior counsel sought putting off the case hearing for one week. To which Justice Bandial remarked that, the case hearing could not be deferred for a week.

The court adjourned further hearing of the case till tomorrow.

Sindh government moved a petition in Supreme Court seeking review of its decision of acquitting Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the principal accused in the murder case of US journalist Daniel Pearl.

The Sindh government through its prosecutor general moved the petition in the apex court, pleading with it to review its decision of acquitting the main accused.

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