ATC awards death sentence to two criminals for murder


KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday awarded the death sentence to two criminals for their involvement in a murder.

The ATC-6, in the light of evidence and arguments provided by the prosecutor of Sindh Rangers, awarded the death sentence to Muhammad Aamir alias Totla and Mashoor Ahmed Ansari alias Masood.

According to the prosecution, both the accused had killed a man, Muhammad Rizwan, on December 31, 2010, in Shah Faisal Colony.

Before being hanged, accused Muhammad Aamir will serve seven-year imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs10,000 for possessing illegal weapons and a fine of Rs0.2 million, which will be given to the family of the deceased.

Failing to pay the fine will result in an additional six-month imprisonment.

While Mashoor Ansari will also be liable to pay a Rs0.2 million fine to the family of the deceased before his death sentence is implemented.

The Sindh Rangers had arrested Aamir during the operation against Nine-Zero on March 11, 2015, and Ansari was arrested on a lead provided by Aamir.