Court acquits Saiful Malook, others in two cases

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An anti-corruption court on Thursday acquitted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Saiful Malook Khokhar and others in two different cases, registered on charges of illegal sale deeds, evasion of property registration, mutation fee and other taxes.

The court held that the prosecution failed to prove charges against the accused beyond reasonable doubt.

Anti-Corruption Court Judge Mushtaq Elahi passed the orders while allowing the acquittal applications, filed by the accused, including Safiul Malook Khokhar.

Earlier, the defence counsel submitted that the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE) Punjab had registered bogus cases against his clients. He submitted that the cases were registered with mala fide intentions and for political victimisation.

He pleaded with the court to acquit his clients. However, the prosecution opposed the acquittal applications, saying that the accused were found guilty during the investigation.

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