Heard three cases first day, constituted five benches for next week
The new CJP was seen in action as he heard three cases on his first day. Moreover, he constituted five Supreme Court benches for the next week.
Hearing his first case being the head of the judiciary, Justice Khosa dismissed an appeal seeking reduction in sentence awarded in drugs smuggling case.
Justice Khosa observed that the culprit was arrested in peddling of 2100-gm "Charse" (hashish form of cannabis) and trial court awarded four and half years sentence which was later maintained by the High Court.
He also observed that witnesses in the case was government employees who have no enmity with the culprit, moreover concerned laboratory also confirmed the samples of the drugs and subsequently maintaining the LHC's decision, rejected the appeal.