Karachi: Death sentence of three LJ men set aside
Karachi: An appellant bench of the SHC, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, set aside the capital punishment awarded to three alleged workers of the Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, a proscribed sectarian outfit, by an anti-terrorism court in 2006 in a case pertaining to the killing of nine people during an attack on Muntazir Al-Mahdi Imambargah within the remit of the Al-Falah police station.
The bench exonerated the three appellants — Abdul Wahab Afghani, Shahnawaz and Shaukat — from all charges while giving them the benefit of the doubt.
The LJ men, represented by Advocate Mushtaq Ahmed, were sentenced to death by the ATC-2 on Aug 21, 2006 for their involvement in the attack on Feb 22, 2003.
The defence counsel contended that the recovery allegedly made from the defendants was doubtful, while the identification parade of Wahab Afghani was not conducted in accordance with law.