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Top Court Reduces Punishment Of Sialkot Lynching Convicts

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has reduced the punishment given to the alleged murderers of two Sialkot brothers. The two brothers —Muneeb and Mughees— were lynched to death by an angry mob who accused them of robbery.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan today in its verdict reduced the death and life imprisonment of the convicts to ten year of jail term. The verdict was announced by a three members bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa.

A trial court had earlier awarded death sentence to the seven people nominated in police FIR.

The Supreme Court in its short verdict observed that the police had registered two FIRs of one incident. One of them was registered after Supreme Court’s notice. The top court gave benefit of doubt to the convicts and reduced their sentences.

Back in 2010 two brothers Hafiz Muneeb and Mughees were beaten to death by angry mob as police stood there like statues and watched the whole incident. The Chief Justice at that time Justice (rtd) iftikhar Chaudhry had taken notice of the incident.

Here’s a timeline of the case

 

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