Sorry Ijaz, but giving me a verse and denying the ones that are pretty clear on what happened to Jesus, does not work for me. I understand this topic has been debated already....If we understand and give authority to the saying of Jesus and his actions. we can easily understand christianity.
In my above-quoted verse of the bible, when we understand the actions and saying of Pilate, then it will be easy for us to understand the survival of Jesus from the cross.
I will give you more verses of the bible on this topic after your discussion on this verse.