Pakistani Lawyer Files Petition To Prove Bhagat Singh’s Innocence 86 Years After His Death

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Pakistani lawyer and head of the Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation in Lahore, Imtiaz Rashid Qureshi has filed a petition with a Lahore court to reopen the infamous Bhagat Singh case to prove his innocence. Bhagat Singh is considered a hero in Lahore and other Punjabi speaking areas of Pakistan. Imtiaz maintains that Bhagat Singh was handed a death penalty in a fabricated case by the British Government and aims to acquit him once and for all.

Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh was hanged on 23rd March in 1931 for the murder of police officer John P Saunders and conspiracy against the colonial government. As of now, the division bench of Lahore High Court has advised chief justice to assemble a larger bench to hear the petition. As part of the proceedings, the original FIR lodged at the Anarkali Police Station in 1928 after the killing of John Saunders has been unearthed. The FIR is written in Urdu and has been submitted to the court.

Imtiaz Qureshi says the FIR was lodged against two unknown gunmen without Bhagat Singh’s name mentioned anywhere in the FIR. He maintains that the special tribunal judges did not hear the 450 witnesses related to the cross and Bhagat Singh’s lawyers did not get a chance to cross examine them. Qureshi said, “I will establish Bhagat Singh’s innocence in the Saunders case.”

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