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Bhagat Singh's 'innocence' case in Lahore Court
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Islamabad, April 10, 2013
First Published: 00:32 IST(10/4/2013)
Last Updated: 00:34 IST(10/4/2013)

A petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court for reopening the case of Bhagat Singh, who was hanged in 1930 with the submission that the freedom fighter be legally declared innocent of the charges on which he was hanged.

Petitioner Imtiaz Rasheed Qureshi submitted in his petition that Bhagat Singh was a freedom fighter who was first awarded life imprisonment but this was later changed to a death sentence.

The petitioner maintained that Bhagat Singh was sentenced in a case which was hurried and one sided and that the case should be re-opened so that Bhagat Singh can be declared innocent.

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