A district and sessions court of the federal capital on Monday sentenced two accused to death and three to life imprisonment in the Osama Satti murder case.
Additional Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry pronounced the reserved judgment in connection with the case, according to which the court ordered the death penalty to the two accused, Iftikhar Ahmed and Muhammad Mustafa, and imposed a fine of Rs0.1m each.
Earlier, the court had reserved the decision of the case on completion of the trial on January 31.
It is pertinent to note that the trial of the Osama Satti case lasted for two years and one month, in which Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Mustafa, Saeed Ahmed, Shakeel Ahmed and Mudassar Mukhtar were named accused.
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The accused named in the case are Anti-Terrorism police officials while former secretary of High Court Bar Raja Faisal Younis is the counsel for the plaintiff in the murder case.
On January 2, 2021, at around 2 am, Osama had gone to drop his friend in Sector H-11. When he was returning, the police officials had intercepted his vehicle in Sector G-10, Srinagar Highway and fired at him from all sides.
Three months later, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad had removed the terrorism provisions in the murder case and had referred the case to a district and sessions court.
The decision was announced by ATC Judge Shah Rukh Arjumand on petitions seeking the removal of terrorism provisions. The court, however, had rejected the bail plea of the accused ATS officer Mudassar.
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