PAKISTAN: THREE GET DEATH SENTENCE IN JUDGE MURDER CASE
June 8, 2016: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi handed down death sentence to three men convicted of murder of Additional District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Tahir Khan Niazi who was shot dead in August last year in the limits of Sadiqabad Police Station.
Special Judge ATC-II Malik Asif Majeed Awan convicted the three and awarded death sentence on two counts to each.
The convicts Rashid alias Chand, resident of Rawalpindi, Aamir Bhatti, resident of Sialkot, and Fiaz alias Mansha, resident of Lahore, were also given life term jail for planning to kill the judge.
The ATC handed down death sentence for the murder.
The trial court also imposed Rs130, 000 as fine on each of the convicts who would have to serve 17 years in jail, if they failed to make the payment.
The ATC also awarded additional two-year jail sentence to Aamir Bhatti for misbehaving with the wife of the slain judge.
Armed men entered the judgeâs house located in Satellite Town, apparently to commit robbery and shot Niazi dead before fleeing away. (Sources: The Express Tribune, 09/06/2016)