RAWALPINDI: Seasoned Pakistani actress Atiqa Odho on Friday was acquitted in a liquor bottle case after nine years, according to media reports.
According to the reports, a civil court in Rawalpindi heard the case of liquor possession against Odho. During the hearing, the court acquitted the actress after nine years, two months, and 14 days.
Judge Yasir Chaudhry ruled on the basis of merit, remarking that there was no evidence against the actress; therefore, she was acquitted.
It is to be noted that Odho was accused of carrying two bottles of liquor in her bag while traveling from Islamabad to Karachi. The former chief justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Chaudhry, had taken a Suo Motu notice, following which a case had been registered against Odho at the Airport police station on June 7, 2011.
The course of the case saw 210 appearances, while 16 judges were changed.
In a statement following the court’s verdict, Odho said justice was eventually served, albeit belatedly.