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COAS approves death sentences of seven terrorists

Latest Update: August 14, 2015 | 138 Views
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RAWALPINDI: Seven ‘hardcore’ terrorists have been awarded death sentences and one awarded life imprisonment by Military Courts for committing heinous offences relating to terrorism, suicide bombings, damage to life and property including attacks on Army Public School Peshawar and Safoora Chowrangi Karachi.

The APS incident resulted in the death of 151 people including 125 children and injuries to 147 people.

Three soldiers were killed and four others injured in an Improvised Explosive Device attack on Pakistan Rangers at Safoora Chowk in Karachi.

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An ISPR press release stated the convicts were given fair trails by following all legal formalities and offering/providing them legal aid and defence counsels.

The death sentences were confirmed by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Thursday.

Convicts will have the right to file an appeal before the Court of Appeals.

Details of terrorists are given below:

APS Attack

1. Civilian Hazrat Ali S/O Awal Baz.

The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in attacking Law Enforcement Agencies, abetment in kidnapping/ killing of Levies soldiers and collecting funds for attack on Army Public School Peshawar. The APS incident resulted in death of 151 persons including 125 children and injuries to 147 persons. He was also involved in killing of 23 Levies soldiers. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 5 charges and awarded death sentence.

2. Civilian Mujeeb ur Rehman alias Ali alias NajeebUllah S/O Ghulab Jan.

The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in transporting 10 Suicide Bombers for attack on Pakistan Air Force Base Peshawar/ Law Enforcement Agencies and abetment in attack on Army Public School Peshawar, which resulted in death of 151 persons including 125 children, injuries to 147 persons and damage to Govt property. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 3 charges and awarded death sentence.

3. Civilian SabeelalisasYahya S/O Atta Ullah.

The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in attack on Pakistan Air Force Base Peshawar / Police Check Post, transportation of 10 Suicide Bombers and abetment in attack on Army Public School Peshawar, which resulted in death of 151 persons including 125 children and injuries to 147 persons. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 3 charges and awarded death sentence.

4. Civilian MolviAbdus Salam S/O Shamshi.

The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in harbouring Suicide Bombers, later used in attack on Army Public School Peshawar, which resulted in death of 151 persons including125 children, injuries to 147 persons and damage to Govt property. He was also involved in abetting deaths of
2 Colonels and a civilian Director of National Development Complex (NDC). He confessed his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 4 charges and awarded death sentence.

5. Civilian Taj Muhammad alias Rizwan S/O Altaf Khan.

The convict was an active member of TTP. He was found involved in attacking Armed Forces and harbouring Suicide Bombers, which were later on used in attack on Army Public School Peshawar, causing death of 151 persons including125 children, injuries to 147 persons and abetting death of a civilian Director of National Development Complex (NDC). He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 5 charges and awarded death sentence.

6. Civilian Ateeq ur Rehman alias Usman S/O Ali Rehman.

The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in attacking a Crime Investigation Department’s Police Station, providing funds for illegal activities,abetting deaths of 2 Colonels and a civilian Director of National Development Complex (NDC) and abetted attack on Army Public School Peshawar, whichresulted in death of 151 persons including 125 children and injuries to 147 persons. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 6 charges and awarded death sentence.

7. Civilian Kifayat Ullah alias Kaif Qari S/O Ghulam Haider.

The convict was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in using Improvised Explosive Devices at the residence of 2 Civilians and transporting arms and ammunition. He had also been in league with the accused persons involved in attack on Army Public School Peshawar. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 4 charges and awarded imprisonment for life.

Safoora Chowrangi Attack, Karachi

8. Civilian Muhammad Farhan alias Ali alias Abbas alias Aijaz Qadri.

The convict was an active member of Jaish-e-Muhammad. He was found involved in attack on the soldiers of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, at SafooraChowk, Karachi by an Improvised Explosive Device which resulted in death of 3 soldiers and injuries to 4. He admitted his offences before the Magistrate and the trial court. He was tried on 2 charges and awarded death sentence.