PAKISTAN: MAN HANDED DEATH SENTENCE FOR KILLING COP
October 26, 2020:
An Anti-terrorism court (ATC) awarded on 22 October 2020 two death sentences to a man for killing a police official during a bank robbery attempt. (Source: The Express Tribune, 23/10/2020)
The court also sentenced the convict, Muhammad Nawaz, to 44 years of imprisonment for robbing a bank, injuring a guard and taking people hostage. The court further ordered the convict to pay a fine of rs600,000.
The ATC had reserved the verdict on the case in the previous hearing.
Reading out the decision, the court said the prosecution had proven Nawaz guilty of robbing a bank and killing sub-inspector Ishaq, with the help of the presented evidence.
The court ordered Nawaz to deposit the fine in the national exchequer.
According to the prosecution, Nawaz had tried to rob a private bank on 1 April 2014, within the limits of Sharafi Goth police station. He and his accomplice had gunned down Ishaq and injured a security guard, Anwar, for offering resistance.
Nawaz's accomplice, Faizan, was also killed during the incident.