TTP militant sentenced to 21years in jail

ATC awards accused jail term of 14 years for possessing explosives and seven years for possessing an unlicensed weapon


Our Correspondent September 23, 2015

KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) sentenced on Tuesday a man, said to be affiliated with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, to 21 years in prison. Sajid Khan was found guilty of possessing illicit weapons and explosives in the year-long trail. He was arrested in mid-2014 from the west part of the city during a raid conducted on a tip off. The ATC-VI judge awarded him a jail term of 14 years for possessing explosives and seven years for possessing an unlicensed weapon. However, the judge observed that both the sentences will run concurrently and the time he already spent in judicial custody will also be included in the sentence.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 23rd, 2015.

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