ATC grants man 17 years imprisonment for terrorism, encounter: report


A man was sentenced to 17 years imprisonment by Anti-Terrorism Court in cases pertaining to encounter, terrorism and possessing illicit weapons.

According to local media reports, the convict, Ali Ahmed alias Khatiya  was found guilty of committing offences “punishable under Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 324 (attempted murder), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 (punishment for acts of terrorism) of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 and Section 23(i)-A of the Sindh Arms Act, 2013”.

The judgement stated that the prosecution proved the charges against Ali, following which the judge awarded him 10 years’ imprisonment with a fine of Rs100,000 for an encounter, attempt to murder and deterring law enforcers from discharging their official duties and terrorism. On default, he would undergo additional six-month imprisonment.

Separately, he was also handed down “seven-year imprisonment with a fine of Rs50, 000 for possessing an illicit weapon. On default, he would undergo an additional six-month imprisonment”.

A perpetual warrant for his arrest was ordered to be issued.