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SC Dismisses Convict’s Appeal In Zainab Murder Case

Lahore (June 12, 2018): The Supreme Court Lahore Registry dismissed on Tuesday the appeal of convicted Imran Ali, who was given death sentence for raping and murdering a minor girl in Kasur.

A three-judge bench, comprising Justices Asif Saeed Khosa, Manzoor Ahmed Malik, and Mansoor Ali Shah, rejected the convict’s appeal and upheld the death penalty handed to him by an anti-terrorism court (ATC).

Earlier on February 17, the anti-terrorism court (ATC) hearing the high-profile case sentenced Imran to death four times.Appealing against the ATC verdict, Imran claimed innocence before the Lahore High Court and pleaded for the verdict to be declared null and void.

On March 20, the Lahore High Court rejected a plea from convict Imran Ali against his death penalty from ATC in Zainab murder case and remarked that the DNA had matched with the accused and had proved that he is the real culprit.

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The court rejected his plea and said that they would not give next date for the hearing. “When courts are giving timely decisions what is the issue with that,” he remarked.

The father of Zainab Haji Ameen was also present during the proceedings. Meanwhile, the father of Zainab was also provided with the security after the apex courts orders. An elite force squad has been deputed for his security.Zainab’s Father Files Plea in SC To Seek SecurityIt may be recalled that seven-year-old Zainab was kidnapped from near her aunt’s house in Kasur on January 4 and was found dead in a garbage heap five days later.

On January 23, the authorities claimed to have nabbed her killer, Imran, through a DNA match.

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