PAKISTAN: TWO SSP MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH IN SECTARIAN KILLING CASE
January 30, 2016: A sessions court in Pakistan sentenced two men to death in a sectarian killing case.
Maulvi Inayatullah and Muhammad Zakaria, said to be associated with the banned Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan, were found guilty of killing Syed Ameer Hussain Shah Shirazi in a Shah Latif Town locality in January 2010.
Malir Additional District and Sessions Judge Shafi Mohammad Pirzada read out the conviction order after recording evidence of witnesses and final arguments from both sides.
The court observed that the prosecution placed ample evidence before it during the trial and the case stood proved against both accused beyond a shadow of a doubt.
According to the prosecution, the accused had gunned down the victim on Jan 1, 2010 in Ghazi Town when he was going to offer Fajr prayers. The prosecution examined eight witnesses to establish its case.
The FIR was lodged under Sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of a deceased‚Äôs brother at the Shah Latif Town police station.
The accused persons were granted bail and following the pronouncement of the verdict they were taken into custody and sent to prison along with their conviction warrants. (Sources: Dawn, January 31st, 2016)