Lahore High Court (LHC) acquitted Naveed Iqbal brother of chairman NAB and 2 others in murder case of father of chairman NAB on the basis of insufficient evidence.
The accused were charged with murdering parents of chairman NAB in 2011.
As per media reports in 2011, Javed’s parents were found murdered in their house, which was guarded round the clock. Police had said that Naveed Iqbal, who is the step brother of the incumbent NAB chairman, had killed the couple over a money dispute. Officials further said that Naveed was assisted by Abbas Shakir and Ameen Ali.
ll three men were sentenced to death and fined Rs550,000 each by a sessions court in 2016 in the murder case of then Supreme Court judge Javed’s parents.
A two members bench of LHC took up for hearing chairman NAB Justice (Retd) parents murder case for hearing Monday.
The court acquitted, Naveed Iqbal brother of chairman NAB Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal and Abbas and Amin for want of sufficient evidence.
The counsel for the accused had filed appeal in the court seeking the acquittal of their clients. The counsel had taken the plea that the accused were arrested on the basis of doubt. The police had also not presented solid proofs, therefore, the accused are innocent and they should be acquitted honorably.
The court while accepting the appeal plea acquitted the three accused persons.