ISLAMABAD, (NewPakweb / Pakistan Point News – APP – 29th Jul, 2020 ) :The Supreme Court on Wednesday removed the terrorism provisions from Dr Asma Rani murder case and allowed proceedings in the ordinary court.
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Mushir Alam heard the case.
During the course of proceedings, Advocate Raja Aamir Abbas counsel for the accused said that this was a case of personal enmity, not a case of terrorism. He said that it was written in the First Information Report (FIR) that she was killed for not marrying with the accused.
The counsel for Dr Asma’s father stated that the daughter was brutally murdered in public and the case should be heard in an anti-terrorism court.
Sister of Dr Asma Rani, Safia Rani, accused the government of Providing all luxuries to the accused inside jail. She also said that the family of accused are threatening her and her family. Her Tweet reads:
“This is my sister Doctor Asma Rani last her last breaths. She was killed by Mujahid Afridi & Siddiqullah Afridi, related to PTI leaders Aftab Alam and Sheheryar Afridi. Killers are enjoying support of PTI govt from jail and threatening us. Plz raise voice for #JusticeForAsmaRani”.
Background of Asma Rani murder case
Earlier in December 2019, Sparked on Social media after Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan stopped Anti-terrorism Court (ATC) From Announcing Verdict In Asma Rani Murder case. Dr Asma Rani, a medical student from Kohat, Pakistan, was murdered on Janaury 28, 2018, in Kohat.
Asma Rani before her death, had given a statement revealing the name of her murderer (Mujahidullah Afridi) just few seconds before her death. Watch the video statement of Asma Rani before her death, below.
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According to details, The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday stopped the anti-terrorism court in Peshawar from announcing its verdict in Asma Rani Murder case.
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One of The prime suspect, Sadiqullah Afridi, moved a petition in the top court challenging the inclusion of terrorism charges in the case, contending that the murder, as mentioned in the original FIR of the incident, took place owing to personal enmity. Watch: ‘Pakistani Courts are bitches of the riches’ Virginia’s Newspaper’s headlines.
However, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) turned down the plea and upheld incorporation of terrorism charges.
The case, which was initially being heard in the Peshawar High Court, was transferred to the Anti-terrorism Court (ATC) by Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth in April last year, including the bail petitions of her suspected killers.
Asma Rani, a third-year student at Ayub Medical College in Abbottabad, was allegedly opened fire at by Sadiqullah Afridi and his brother, Mujahidullah Afridi , on January 28, 2018, after she had turned down former’s marriage proposal from Mujahidullah Afridi.
According to her family members, she was returning home in a rickshaw with her sister-in-law when Mujahidullah Afridi, who was waiting outside their house, opened fire at her with a local-made Pistol.
She received three bullet wounds and was shifted to a hospital in critical condition where she succumbed to her wounds. Meanwhile, Mujahidullah, who had fled to Sharjah after the incident, was arrested by the Interpol later on March 8, 2018. Watch the video of Mujahidullah Afridi’s arrest, below.
Kohat Police had registered an FIR of the case on the complaint of brother of the deceased, Muhammad Irfan, under Section 324 and 304 of Pakistan Penal Code.
However, after tye trials of almost one year, Anti-terrorism Court Peshawar was going to announce the verdict in Asma Rani Murder case, on Monday, December 8, 2019. But supreme court stopped ATC from announcing the verdict. Tge decision of Supreme court sparked a wave of anger in social media and people are demanding a quick justice on the case. Watch the reactions of Public on social media, below.