In this picture taken 28 March 2007, shows Pakistani cleric Abdul Aziz (2-R) surrounded by guards as he stands on a roof of the Lal Masjid or Red Mosque during a protest in Islamabad. — File Photo by AFP

RAWALPINDI: An anti-terrorism court, on Monday, acquited the cleric of Lal Masjid Maulana Abdul Aziz along with 21 others in the Rangers murder case, DawnNews reported.

Talking to media representatives, Aziz said that he had not instigated anyone for murder.

Defendant's lawyer Wajih ullah said that the prosecutor was unable to prove his allegations against his clients.

Aziz was indicted along with 21 others, including his wife Umme Hassan and his daughter Tayyaba, in a case involving the murder of a Rangers official during the 2007 Lal Masjid operation.