KARACHI - A district and sessions judge on Thursday acquitted all four accused of the Kainat Soomro rape case by giving them benefit of doubt. Four accused Shaban, Roshan, Ahsan and Kaleemullah were booked in the case. District and Sessions Judge (South), Faheem Ahmed Siddiqui, acquitted them on the basis of insufficient evidences. Earlier, the court had reserved the judgment of the case after hearing the final arguments from both sides. The prosecution had alleged that the accused had kidnapped the victim from an area near Dadu on January 10, 2007; they raped her for four days after but luckily she managed to flee from their custody. In February, a case was registered against four persons in the Mehr police station. After the courts verdict, the released persons told the media representatives that they would go to the court against the family of Kainat for involving them in this case. During the trial, the case took various turns throughout its hearing, as many a times the accused party reposed no-confidence in the judge and requested to transfer the case to the Sindh High Court (SHC). However, the SHC transferred the case back to the ADJ South. In the previous hearing, defence counsel had supported the case based on a chemical examination, which corroborated that the incident had taken place. The prosecution also established its case by producing witnesses and the medico-legal officers (MLO) along with a chemical examination report, which proved supportive for the case. The statements of the MLO along with other witnesses and evidences were also recorded in the court. The counsel of the accused, Waqar Shah, also produced a Nikahnama along with relevant certificates. The defence counsel argued on the technicality of the case, contending that the FIR was registered at a time when the Hudood Ordinance was repealed and turned into Women Protection Bill. He argued that the FIR was registered under Hudood Ordinance which was repealed and it was not the law of the land at that time, which itself negated the case. He prayed the court that his clients be released by giving them the benefit of doubt. He said that the sections imposed in the FIR under Hudood Ordinance had different legal procedures, while Women Protection Bill seeks section 342 of the CrPC, which needs complete explanation with regard to the Nikah and medical report.