WEB DESK: The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a review petition against the death penalty of Mumtaz Qadri, who was convicted for the murder of former Punjab Governor, Salman Taseer, Aaj News reported.
A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa took up Qadri’s review petition against the court’s October 6 order for maintaining his death penalty.
Khosa maintained that it was never proven that Taseer had committed blasphemy, and in any case a citizen can not take the law in its hand.
A police commando of the elite force had challenged the Islamabad High Court’s decision of death penalty for Qadri in the Supreme Court. Qadri’s lawyers had suggested that his was a case of provocation and not murder.
Qadri was sentenced to death for the murder of former Punjab Governor Salman Taseer in Islamabad’s Koshar Market on January 4, 2011.
Breaking Date: 14-12-2015Breaking Is :: Supreme Court Mumtaz Qadri Ki Sazaye mout K Khilaf nazr e Sani Ki Apeal Kharij (Reported By Faisal Raza Khan )
Posted by AAJ Breaking News on Sunday, 13 December 2015