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Updated: December 12, 2012 03:08 IST

Verdict on Chisti appeal today

J. Venkatesan
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A file photo of 80-year-old Pakistani microbiologist Khalil Chisti
A file photo of 80-year-old Pakistani microbiologist Khalil Chisti

The Supreme Court will pronounce on Wednesday its verdict on the appeal filed by 80-year-old Pakistani microbiologist Mohammad Khalil Chisti against the Rajasthan High Court judgment upholding a trial court’s decision to convict him in a more than two-decade old murder case in Ajmer and award him life sentence.

Dr. Chisti was granted bail by the apex court on humanitarian grounds in April this year. A Bench of Justices P. Sathasivam and Ranjan Gogoi had reserved verdict last week on the appeal filed by the octogenarian.

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