Pakistan Prisoner's killing case: Court acquits prisoner of murder charges

Pakistan Prisoner's killing case: Court acquits prisoner of murder charges

The accused was charged for the commission of offence punishable under section 302/201 RPC. His statement was recorded in which he denied his guilt and claimed trial.

A court here has acquitted a man of the charges of murdering a Pakistani prisoner Sana Ullah Ranjay inside Kot-Bhalwal Jail after prosecution failed to prove the murder charges.

Principal Sessions Judge Jammu, R S Jain today acquitted Vinod Kumar of the murder charges as prosecution failed to prove them.

As per prosecution, a prisoner (convict) Vinod Kumar, on May 3, 2013 at 8.15 am injured Pakistani prisoner, Sana Ullah inside KotBhalwal Jail with a blow of Gainti on his head, leading to his death on May 9, 2013. 

The accused was charged for the commission of offence punishable under section 302/201 RPC. His statement was recorded in which he denied his guilt and claimed trial.

The Judge observed that APP has submitted that the prosecution has fully proved its case and the witnesses examined by the prosecution have connected the accused person with the commission of offence.

However, counsel for the accused has submitted that the testimony of the witnesses examined by the prosecution does not connect the accused with the commission of murder of Sana Ullah in any manner whatsoever. He further submitted that none of the witnesses have deposed that they had witnessed the occurrence as made out by the prosecution. “Hence, there being no evidence on record to connect the accused with the commission of offence, the accused deserves to be acquitted,” the court observed.

None of the witnesses have stated that they had seen the accused, Vinod Kumar, assaulting and inflicting vital injuries on the deceased Sana Ullah, the court noted.

 “In the present case, the prosecution has failed to prove the guilt of the accused by leading cogent and clear evidence and looking to the facts and circumstances of the case, the accused is acquitted of the charges framed against him,” the court ordered.