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Two murder convicts hanged in Mirpur Jail

By our correspondents
July 31, 2016

MIRPUR: Two murder convicts were put to gallows in Central Jail Mirpur on Saturday morning, Jail authorities said.

One of the hanged prisoners Ghazenfer Ali son of Ghazen, resident of Kotli AJK, was awarded the capital punishment by the District and Session Judge Kotli under section 302/34 on May 19, 2005.

There were charges of shooting his real uncle Raja Ilyas over some dispute.

The AJK Shariat Court and the Supreme Court of AJK upheld the verdict of the District and Session Court Kotli. The President of AJK also turned down the culprit's petition of clemency.

The other hanged convict Muhammad Yaqoob son of Raja Muhammad, resident of Tatta Pani, Kotli district, was awarded death sentence by the District and Session Judge Kotli on May 23, 2007 on the charges of killing one Muhammad Javed.

The AJK Shariat Court and the Apex Court of AJK also upheld the decision of the Session Court. The President of AJK also dismissed the clemency petition of the convict.

Bodies were handed over to the heirs of both of the hanged killers.

According to the jail authorities at least 25 prisoners are on the death row lying in the Mirpur Central Jail since long after they were awarded the capital punishment in different murder cases.