RAWALPINDI: The special Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has clear the charges of blame pver Rana Faqir Hussain in the Pervez Musharraf attack case on the grounds of insufficient evidence against the accused.
Rana Faqir Hussain was arrested on Dec 8 2005. He was taken into custody along with his 13 family members, including a six-month-old baby.
He was blamed of being part of a suicide bombing which took place on Dec 25 2003 proposed at former president Pervez Musharraf at Jhanda Chichi. 22 people including four policemen were killed in the attack.
He was also accused of parking his vehicle loaded down with explosives at a petrol pump in front of Civil Line police station.
Counsel of Faqir Hussain Col (retd) Inam Al Rahim advocate had prayed before the court that his client be clear from the charges as despite the passage of seven years the prosecution has failed to present any solid evidence against his client and neither any charges have been proven in the court.
ATC court Judge Ch Habibur Rehman acquitted Rana Faqir Hussain of all charges and ordered his immediate release.
It is, however, learnt that Rana Faqir has refused to be released until provided with security. He feared that he would be picked up by the agencies.