KARACHI: SHC on Monday (12th of December, 2022) has declared that detention of 5 men acquitted in Perween Rahman’s murder case was illegal.
SHC on 21st Nov 2022, citing lack of evidence, acquitted all five accused (Raheem Swati, Ayaz Swati, Amjad Hussain Khan, Ahmed Khan alias Pappu Kashmiri, and Imran Swati) who were sentenced nine months ago by ATC here in the murder case of Perween Rahman.
The two-member SHC bench, comprising Justice KK Agha and Justice Zulfiqar Ali Sangi, maintained that none of the accused had been charged with actually killing Perveen Rahman.
Four of the accused (Abdul Raheem Swati, Ahmed Khan, Amjad Hussain Khan and Ayaz Swati) were incarcerated by ATC for life. Imran Swati was sent behind bars for seven years.
It may be recalled that one of the accused Amjad Hussain Khan , who was arrested on 24th of October from Manghopir area here told the JIT that local leaders of ANP had hired Taliban militants to kill the social worker and Director Orangi Pilot Project.
It is pertinent to mention here that she was assassinated in March 2013.
Sources privy to Newspakistan.tv told that land-grabbers are active in the Orangi hills, who even resort to kill people when they feel any threat from them.