Zainab murder case: SC rejects Imran’s appeal against death penalty

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday rejected the appeal of convict Imran Ali against the death sentence handed to him for the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Amin in Kasur earlier this year.
A three-judge bench at the Lahore registry, comprising Justices Asif Saeed Khosa, Manzoor Ahmed Malik and Mansoor Ali Shah, rejected Imran’s appeal, upholding the death penalty handed to him by an anti-terrorism court (ATC).
The ATC gave him four counts of the death penalty, one life term, a 7-year jail term and Rs4.1 million in fines.
The four death penalties were for kidnapping, raping and murdering Zainab, and for committing an act of terrorism punishable under Section 7 of the Anti Terrorism Act (ATA).
Imran had appealed to the Lahore High Court against the sentence but his appeal was dismissed.

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