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Tablighi Jamaat chief’s killers get death penalty

By Our Correspondent
April 07, 2018

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) handed down double death sentences on Friday to three terrorists of a banned outfit for murdering Tablighi Jamaat Ameer Faisal Umer four years ago. Furqan alias Baba, Faisal and Turab had also injured Umer’s companion, Aziz Saad, in the attack. Each will serve 10 years in jail for the life attempt on Saad. Two accomplices of the convicts, Azhar and Rifat, were awarded life imprisonment. Umer was killed on February 27, 2014, in the Sharifabad police jurisdiction. His companion, Saad, had suffered serious injuries in the incident.

Bus attack case

A sessions court housed at the central prison’s Judicial Complex announced acquittal of Saad Aziz in an attempted murder case. Aziz, a member of a banned outfit, Al-Qaeda, has been awarded the death sentence by a military court in the Safoora bus carnage case. In the attempted murder case, he was alleged to have killed a citizen, Samiullah, by opening fire on him in the Gizri police limits. However, no concrete evidence was presented against him in the court, which announced his acquittal.