KASUR: Mazhar’Farooq & rsquo; s mother’had thought that she won & rsquo; t live to see her son complimentary and out of prison. However she did, 24 years after he was implicated for murder.
“& ldquo; I had forgotten what happiness was. But now I have lastly discovered happiness again,” & rdquo; she said speaking with Geo News at her house in Kasur, where family and good friends have actually started gathering to welcome Mazhar.
The Supreme Court on Friday declared Mazhar innocent stating that the prosecution had stopped working to offer enough evidence in a murder case going back to 1992. In its remarks, the three-member SC bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, stated that a handgun presented as proof in the case did not belong to Mazhar and ordered his release.
“& ldquo; He was only 25 when he was put in prison. Whenever he fulfilled me he would state, “& ldquo; Do something, get me out of here”& rdquo;, & rdquo; his mom said.
A trial court had actually sentenced Mazhar Farooq to death for a 1992 murder in Kasur. The High Court had actually likewise preserved the death sentence.
They state justice delayed is justice rejected. In Mazhar’& rsquo; s case he invested the prime of his life behind bars, expecting miracle.
When the case began, Mazhar owned 200 acres of land. His land was offered as the family followed the case in different courts over the past 24 years.
A much older Mazhar now suffers from respiratory and chest infections which he contracted throughout his time in prison.
An old photo of Mazhar Farooq< period design ="font-size: 14pt;" > Not the very first case In a comparable case, the Supreme Court in October, acquitted Mazhar Hussain after 19 years in prison for lack of evidence. Sadly, Mazhar passed away in 2014, two years before the SC decision announced him innocent.
The court observed that serious penalty ought to be awarded to the individual who taped incorrect testament in the event.
Mazhar, a resident of Lahore, was convicted by a Sessions Court and later the High Court, for murdering Muhammad Ismail in 1997.
His household, speaking at Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada kay Sath program said that they had actually just learnt about the SC verdict when they watched tv.