Army chief endorses death sentence for 10 hardcore terrorists

Published: January 19, 2018
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Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa. PHOTO: ISPR / FILE

Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa. PHOTO: ISPR / FILE

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa ratified the death sentence awarded by military courts to 10 hardcore terrorists, according to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued on Friday.

The military’s media wing said the convicts were involved in terrorist activities, killing of civilians and soldiers, and attacks on educational institutions, the law-enforcement agencies and the armed forces.

They were responsible for the martyrdom of 41 security personnel and injuries to 33 others. Weapons and explosives were also seized from their possession.

The ISPR said apart from the 10 terrorists, three other convicts had been awarded imprisonment for varying periods by the military courts.

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Details of convicts

1. Samiur Rahman S/O Gul Habib and Azeem Khan S/O Shaiber. The convicts are members of a proscribed organisation. They had attacked the law-enforcement agencies and the armed forces, resulting in the martyrdom of Major Muhammad Ihsan, nine soldiers and two police officials as well as injuries to 13 others. They were found in possession of arms and explosives. The convicts confessed to their crimes before a magistrate and the trial court. They were awarded death sentences.

2. Arshad Bilal S/O Khadim Khan and Anwar Ali S/O Fazal Ghaffar. The convicts are members of a proscribed organisation. They were involved in attacking the armed forces, causing the martyrdom of nine soldiers and injuries to nine others. They were also involved in the destruction of the Government Boys Primary School, Langer in Swat and also found in possession of arms and explosives. The convicts confessed before a magistrate and the trial court. Both were awarded death sentences.

3. Muhammad Aleem s/o Abdul Rasheed and Fazal Aleem S/O Abdul Rasheed. The convicts are members of a proscribed organisation. They too were involved in attacking the law-enforcement agencies and the armed forces, resulting in the martyrdom of four soldiers. They were also involved in destruction of the Government Boys High School, Nangolai in Swat. They admitted to their involvement in these crimes before a magistrate and the trial court. Both men were awarded death sentences.

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4. Rasool Muhammad S/O Ahmed Jan. The convict is a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking the law-enforcement agencies and the armed forces, resulting in the martyrdom of four soldiers. The convict also abetted other terrorists in the killing of civilian Said Raheem as well as Assistant Sub-Inspector Irshad Ali, Head Constable Sarwar Ali Khan and Head Constable Sher Ahmed. The convict confessed before a magistrate and the trial court. He was awarded the death sentence.

5. Sohail Ahmed S/O Usman Ali. The convict is a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in the killing of civilians and attacking the law enforcement agencies, causing the martyrdom of three civilians, Sub-Inspector Mustafa Khan and a police constable and injuries to four others. He was also found in possession of explosives. Sohail Ahmed confessed before a magistrate and the trial court.

6. Naimat Ullah S/O Ahmed. The convict is a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking the armed forces, which resulted in the martyrdom of two soldiers and injuries to four others. He was also found in possession of arms and explosives. The convict confessed before a magistrate and the trial court.

7. Rahmat Ali S/O Noor Said. The convict is a member of a proscribed organisation. He was involved in attacking the armed forces, resulted in the martyrdom of a soldier. He was also found in possession of arms. Rahmat Ali also admitted to crimes before a magistrate and the trial court.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • MS
    Jan 19, 2018 - 6:53PM

    Good job but still very slow…Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Jan 20, 2018 - 12:03AM

    te n medals for the army chief carrying out the 7th century extra judicial practice of an eye for an eye, in the 21st century democracy. What a sham of justice? Though shll not judge for though shall be judged by the almighty.

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