SC rejects appeal of Zainab’s rapist, killer Imran Naqshbandi


LAHORE (ENNS) Supreme Court here on Tuesday rejected the appeal of Zainab’s rapist, killer Imran Naqshbandi. A division bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa rejected the plea of killer Imran.

According to legal process of Pakistan now convicted killer can make mercy appeal to president of Pakistan and it rejected then his black warrants will be issued.

Naqshbandi, later will be hanged. Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in its’ fastest ever verdict in the history of Pakistan had awarded four times death sentence to the rapist and killer Imran Ali Naqshbandi.

 ATC had awarded death for kidnapping, rape, murder; while for performing unnatural act with a minor punishable under 7 Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) 1997, life imprisonment with fine of one million rupees.

Earlier High Court had rejected his appeal as well. Moreover total of 56 witnesses including Zainab’s uncle and brother recorded their statements against Imran. The prosecutor informed the court that the forensic report and polygraph test proved that Imran murdered Zainab.

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 Imran, a serial killer involved in other such crimes, through a DNA match.

Imran was arrested on January 23. His DNA also matched samples taken from seven other minor girls who were abused and murdered earlier in Kasur, according to the police.

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