SC rejects bail plea in triple murder case

PESHAWAR: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of accused Faizullah involved in the murder of three people including his brother over a property dispute.

 A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masood and Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah heard the case.

The court also canceled the bail of accused Alam Zaib who was released on bail. Police arrested accused Alam Zaib from the court premises.

During the course of proceedings, Justice Sardar Tariq Masood said Police arrested five armed accused red handed from the incident scene on May 9.

 The counsel for the accused said according to the First Information Report, it was not proved that the accused killed three persons.

Upon this Justice Tariq Masood responded that when the police officer reached the spot, three dead bodies were lying on ground and the accused was standing armed. He asked what did this prove?  The judge asked what was stated in the forensic report of arms.

Arshad Yousafzai, Prosecutor General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa replied that according to the forensic report, the firing was carried out with the pistols of Faizullah and Alam Zaib. Weapons, including two pistols and a Kalashnikov, were recovered from the accused, he added.

Justice Mushir Alam asked on what ground did the high court granted bail to accused Alam Zaib on July 7, 2020?

The accused were caught red handed and crime was also proved in the forensic report, he added.

Justice Sardar Tariq Masood said that murderers of three people for one kanal land could not be released. - APP ly_received_length_with_data_redu