Vijaya Swati murder: Court refuses to grant concession to the accused

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Vijaya Swati murder: Court refuses to grant concession to the accused


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The Rawalpindi court adjourned the hearing on the appeals of the accused convicted in the kidnapping and murder of Pakistani-American citizen Wajiha Swati, while remarking that the court will fully follow the law instead of giving concessions to the accused in such cases.

The case was heard in Rawalpindi court by Justice Chaudhry Abdul Aziz and Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan.

During the hearing, advocate Shabnam Majeed appeared in the court on behalf of the victim, while advocate Talat Zaidi appeared on behalf of the accused.

On this occasion, a 3-member FBI team was also present in the court room.

The court declared that instead of giving concessions to the accused in such cases, the court will follow the law fully.

The court asked the lawyer of the victim that why did you not file an appeal to increase the sentences of the accused?

Along with this, the court adjourned the hearing on the appeals till next week.

It should be noted that the court has sentenced Wajiha Swati’s husband, Rizwan Habib, to death, while the victim’s father-in-law, Haritullah, and the driver, Sultan, have been sentenced to 7 and 7 years in prison.



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