LAHORE (Staff Report) – An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday ordered to release Mustafa Kanju, the son of former federal minister, and five others in Zain murder case when all of the witnesses reverted their statements before court failing to identify them as murders.

The court had reserved verdict after completion of arguments on September 24 in Kanju’s acquittal case.

According to the court order prosecution failed to prove the case against son of former federal minister and none of the mentioned eye-witnesses identified him as a culprit.

Talking to media after court’s decision the legal counsel for Mustafa Kanju said that petitioner had not nominated his client as prime suspect however the prosecution tried to involve him but badly failed. He further added that Mustafa Kanju was being politically victimised and that he had nothing to do with the murder case.

Mustafa Kanju and his accomplices were previously charged for killing Zain, a 16 years old orphan boy, and injuring Hussain in Cavalary ground area of Lahore Cantonment.