Acid attack: ATC acquits two accused after victim retraction

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An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday acquitted two accused, Hamza Saleem and Sohail, in transgender acid attack case.

The court observed that there was no reason to proceed against the accused as the acid attack victim had retracted from her previous statement, and stated that the accused were not the real culprits and if they were acquitted, then she did not have any objection.

ATC Judge Abher Gul Khan passed the orders while allowing an acquittal application, filed by the accused.