DERA ISMAIL KHAN:
The anti-terrorism court (ATC) of DI Khan on Wednesday sentenced a member of banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) to 244 years imprisonment along with imposing a Rs50,000 fine.
Fazal alias Fazal Mujahid was brought before the court amidst tight police security and later shifted to the District Central Prison, DI Khan after being handed the sentence. He had been implicated in various acts of sectarian violence and terrorism in the district.
Fazal was alleged to be involved in the suicide attack on the office of DI Khan’s DPO on January 14, 2012 which killed three people including a police official. He was also said to be involved in a suicide attack on a police mobile on March 5, 2012 in the Commissionary Bazaar which injured five police officials.
Fazal, a resident of Mohallah Fatehullah Badshah, was identified to the media by the police on March 27 as a member of LeJ, and a 30-bore pistol along with 13 bullets were reported to have been seized from him upon his arrest.
aPublished in The Express Tribune, June 6th, 2013.
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