He said that following the failure of the prosecutor to produce witnesses, each of the counsels to the defendants also urged the court to discharge and acquit
the defendants under Section 355 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 which states as follows: 'Where a complainant at any time before a final order is made in a case satisfies the court that there are sufficient grounds for permitting him to withdraw his complaint, the court may permit him to withdraw the complaint and shall thereupon acquit
A divisional bench of IHC, comprising Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, would conduct hearing on NAB appeal.NAB had stated in its appeal that the trial court had no powers to acquit
the accused in corruption case.
They noted that in its decision to acquit
Revilla and convict his chief of staff Richard Cambe and pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles in the criminal case, the court took time to distinguish by name the three accused.
On behalf of the defence team, Chin asked the court to acquit
and discharge the two accused, saying that the charge should not be allowed to hang over their heads indefinitely.
According to a judicial source, the two advisers voted to acquit
because of "insufficient evidence," while Chebli opposed the acquittal.
It is a greater offense to the Sixth Amendment for a judge to supplant the will of the jury after it has considered "the truth of the accusation" and decided to acquit
. Indeed, allowing arbitrary punishment upon nonconviction or worse, upon an affirmative refusal to convict represents the ultimate form of judicial despotism.
In its order, the court said it carefully studied the case and decided to acquit
"I request the Public Prosecution to bring forward the documents to the next hearing, and for the court to acquit
one of my clients who has only two months left and will complete his one-year sentence," he said.
He gave testimony that Ismail Isakov did not know anything about the apartment that was allegedly privatized by his son.The court made the decision to acquit
Isakov and to reinstate him in his rank of the Lieutenant General based on that.Ismail Isakov was acquitted by the same judges who sentenced him to 8 years in penal colony with tightened security on January 19.The Bishkek Harrison Court sentenced Ismail Isakov to 8 years in prison and deprived his rank of Lieutenant General on January 11, 2010 for power abuse and hand over of the official apartment to his son.
While a federal jury convicted the other four executives--who received sentences ranging from 3 to 11-1/2 years--it could not reach a verdict on Shanahan, though it did acquit
him in one count.
And Cook County jurors were quick to exonerate, "no bill" (that is, not return a bill of indictment at the grand jury proceeding), and acquit
killers, even those found glowering over their victims, gun--or hammer--in hand.
The judge also directed the jury to acquit
him of two other charges.
She said that trial court cannot acquit
Shehbaz Sharif from the allegations where reliance was placed on the statement of only one respondent out of the two.
Speaking to the media, Mashal Khan's father Iqbal said he would challenge the court's decision to acquit
the two accused in the high court.
According to the judicial source, the two advisers voted to acquit
because of "insufficient evidence," while Chrabieh opposed acquittal.