ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Supreme Court would start the hearing into the two separate petitions filed by the Punjab government and the federal government respectively challenging the acquittal of the Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and Colonel (retired) Nazir Ahmed today (Monday).
Challenging the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) verdict to release both leaders, of the banned terror outfit, the petition states that the judgment had emphasised a “faulty assertion” that the detaining authority had no evidence to justify the detention of the accused, The Daily Times reports.
The petitions said that the LHC’s decision highlights that the court didn’t consider the sensitivity of the case, even when there is a massive terror threat looming over the country.
On June 2, a full bench of the Lahore High Court had ordered Saeed’s release from house arrest on the basis of a habeas corpus petition filed by his lawyer.
The high court said that it had not received substantial evidence to continue the detention of Saeed, the prime accused of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.
The court also ordered the release of Colonel (retired) Nazir Ahmad, one of the top leaders of the JuD.
Saeed was put under house arrest on December 11 last year, day after the JuD, the political wing of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was declared a terrorist group by the United Nations (UN). (ANI)