SC clears Chisti of murder, says free to return to Pak – Indian Express

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the release of Pakistani microbiologist Dr Khalil Chisti from custody, acquitting him of the charge of murder in a 20-year-old case, and directing that the punishment given to him for causing injuries be considered as undergone.
While exonerating him of the penal charge of acting in concert in what the court described as a ?free fight? situation, where two sides came armed and fought each other, a bench of Justices P Sathasivam and Ranjan Gogoi upheld Chisti?s punishment for voluntarily causing hurt under Section 324 of the IPC for his…

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