PAKISTAN: MURDERER OF SERVICEMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH
December 21, 2020:
A sessions court in Islamabad on 19 December 2020 awarded death sentence to Baitullah and life imprisonment to Gul Siddique for the murder of Major Mohammad Laraib of the Special Services Group (SSG) last year. (Sources: The News, 20/12/2020)
Additional Sessions Judge Muhammad Ali Warriach also imposed a fine of Rs500,000 on both accused.
Major Laraib was murdered on 21 November 2019 when he was meeting his friend in Sector G-9 in Islamabad after finishing his duty. The accused were arrested next month by mobile phone tracing.
The judge noted police had recovered an empty shell of a 30-bore pistol from the crime scene.
During his physical remand, Baitullah revealed details which led the police to recover 30-bore pistol, which forensic tests showed was the weapon used to commit the crime.
The judgement states that further revelations by both suspects also led the police to recover the Major's original computerised national identity card (CNIC), Rs2,000 which were stolen from him and a brown wallet that belonged to the deceased's friend.