Two get 28 years each for possessing explosives

Imran and Imtiazullah were arrested during a raid on their hideout


APP January 11, 2018
Anti-terrorism Court. PHOTO: EXPRESS

SARGODHA: An anti-terrorism court awarded an accumulated 56 years imprisonment to two accused on Wednesday who were involved in terrorist activities in Sargodha. The judgment was announced by ATC Judge Tariq Mehmood Zargham.

The prosecution told the court that Jauharabad police officials raided a hideout and arrested accused Muhammad Imran and Imtiazullah. The police also seized hand grenades and explosive material from their possession.

The accused were also wanted by the police in a number of terrorist activities in the district.

The police registered a case against them under the Anti-Terrorism Act and produced them before court.

After hearing the statements and considering the evidence, the ATC judge handed down a 28-year jail term to each of the accused. In addition, the court also ordered confiscation of the property of the suspects.

Earlier, an anti-terrorist court awarded 28 years imprisonment to a suspect accused of possessing explosives in Sargodha. The judgment was announced by ATC Judge Traiq Mehmood Zargham.

The prosecution told the court that on June 20, 2016, Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) police station, Mianwali, conducted a raid at a house in the Khora area of Khushab and arrested Nazir Ahmad.

The police also seized explosive material, four detonators and two safety fuels from his possession. The police registered a case under the Anti-Terrorism Act and presented a challan in court.

During proceedings, the accused was found guilty and was awarded 28 years of rigorous imprisonment. The judge also ordered confiscation of the property of the convict.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 11th, 2018.

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