NeighbourImran caught in rape and murder of7-year old Zainab

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KASUR (Punjab): Though the rapist and killer of 7-year old Zainab Amin in Qasur, Punjab has been arrested and according to police and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif , the culprit has accepted his heinous crime, but the main evidence DNA test can’t establish the offence.
According to legal experts, as DNA test report is not admissible as an evidence as per a ruling of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Qanoon-i-Shahadat, therefore the investigation team will have to produce some other evidence that could corroborate the Punjab Forensic Science Agency’s report of the alleged rapist and killer of minor girls in Kasur to ensure his conviction.
It transpired during background discussions with officials of the Punjab government who guide it on legal matters, both civil and criminal.
A senior official said the Lahore High Court had in certain cases allowed DNA reports as evidence, but he too admitted that the restriction imposed by the Supreme Court in this regard could be a hurdle in the suspect’s conviction.
DNA test is considered an admissible evidence in most of the countries because of, what the legal experts said, its basic function of irrefutably identifying the involvement of a person in a crime. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had on Tuesday night said the DNA tests had established that Imran Ali was the “culprit” in the Kasur rape and murder cases, including that of Zainab, that shook the entire country. He had also mentioned the success of polygraph test of the suspect that is conducted to establish if a suspect was lying or not.
According to insiders, a Supreme Court bench comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Dost Muhammad had in criminal appeals (No 497 and 496) of 2009 declared on October 15, 2015 that under Section 510 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) the report of biochemical expert (a biochemist) on DNA was not covered thusit was open to a serious debate because under the above mentioned provision of law, specified experts’ reports, excluding the report of the (DNA) expert, have been made admissible. Physical remand An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) granted investigators a 14-day physical remand of Zainab Amin’s suspected murderer who was arrested by police on Tuesday. Amin Ali was produced before Judge Sajjad Ahmed on Wednesday.
The suspect, whose face was covered when he arrived at the court, was s u r – rounded by officials of Punjab Elite Police Force. State prosecutor Abdul Rauf Wattoo had originally requested the court for a 15-day physical remand so that investigators could interrogate the suspect, believed to be a serial murderer and rapist, about his alleged involvement in other similar cases. Briefing the court about the initial investigation, Wattoo said that police had learned that the suspect used to lure children by promising to buy them sweets.
When the judge asked if he had any proof, Wattoo said that the suspect had been given a polygraph test that confirmed this claim. Beard shaved When the court asked why the suspect was clean-shaven even though the initial CCTV footage showed a man with a beard, the prosecutor said that Imran had shaved his beard off after allegedly murdering Zainab.
He further said that the suspect’s DNA matched the samples gathered from the crime scene, according to a report released on January 20. Wattoo told the court that investigators had to test the DNA samples gathered from the crime scenes of seven previous incidents of the rape and murder of children in Kasur that occurred over the past year.
After the ATC agreed to grant a 14-day remand, the suspect was taken to the Counter-Terrorism Department headquarters amid heavy security. Two buttons Two large buttons on either shoulder of Zainab’s murderer’s jacket were a significant clue that helped the police zero in on him.
According to BBC Urdu, an officer on the case shared the details of how the police went through the investigation process with them. The Kasur district has a population of over 3 million people, of which 0.7 million live in Kasur city. Even after filtering out women, children and old men from that demographic, the police were still left with at least 60 to 70 thousand men — only one of which was their suspect.
According to the report, out of these thousands, the search was further narrowed down to 1100 men, all living within the radius of the investigation. The Pakistan Forensic Science Agency collected DNA samples of all of these men and compared each with that of Zainab’s rapist, as their 1,110 strong DNA database gradually exhausted. It was during this tedious process that Imran Ali’s DNA was found to a perfect match with that of Zainab’s rapist.
Once that evidence came to light, police went looking forImran—now the prime suspect — at his house and were later able to arrest him with the assistance of his mother. During the raid, police found a jacket with large buttons on both shoulders, similar to the one the rapist was seen wearing in the CCTV footage that surfaced when Zainab first went missing.