ATC awards man death penalty for eight murders

Death Penalty

SARGODHA: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) awarded death sentence to a man nine times involved in a murder case in Bhalwal police station limits. The verdict was announced by ATC Judge Atiqur Rehman Bhindar.

According to reports, the prosecution had told the court that accused Arshad had murdered eight people, including women and children in a village over family dispute on August 21, 2012.

A case was registered against the accused by the local police and after completion of the arguments and analysis of evidence, the judge awarded eight times death sentences to the culprit over murder and one time death sentence under ATC Act along with 97 years additional imprisonment. A fine of Rs3.5 million was also imposed on the convict for possessing illegal weapons.

The culprit was shifted to District Jail Sargodha. His date of execution has not yet been decided.