Man acquitted of murder charges after 9 years

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Mumbai, Feb 1 (UNI) A local court today acquitted a person arrested nine years back on murder and robbery charges, as the prosecution failed to prove the charges.

Pronoucing the judgement, Ad hoc Additional Session Judge A V Pulsule said the prosecution had failed to prove the charges against Mohammed Imran Jan Qureshi and so he was being acquitted giving him the benefit of doubt.

Defence advocate Ram Tahalramani said in the case there was only one circumstantial evidence of recovery of cash of Rs 11,200 from the house of Qureshi, but there was no corroborative evidence to substantiate it. According to the police, the clothes of the murdered man had been washed away in the 2005 flood waters.

According to the facts of the case, on November 2, 1998, Nafiz alias Choudhary was found in a pool of blood in his residence at Saki Nagar and cash of Rs 20,000 was found missing from his cupboard.

Four witnesses, including two police officers, were examined in the case.

UNI ST MAZ SP RAI1936

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