Gilgit: GB court sentences 5 to death in murder case
GILGIT: An anti–terrorist court on Monday awarded death sentence to five persons in the murder case of former deputy speaker Northern Areas Legislative Assembly, Syed Asad Zaidi. The court also handed one accused life imprisonment and five years rigorous imprisonment to two others with Rs50,000 fine. Two persons were set free for want of evidence. According to the court sources those handed down death sentence were named Mir Baz, Farooq, Faizan, Arshad Aman and Binyamin, while Shakil was given life imprisonment and Amjad Wali and Mansoor were slapped with five years imprisonment.
The Court freed two accused Johar and Manzoor for lack of evidence against them.
The former deputy speaker Syed Asad Zaidi was assassinated on the night of April 20, 2009.
The judge of the Anti–Terrorist Court No–I Raja Shah Baz Khan heard the arguments of the counsel for the accused and delivered the short order and later detailed judgment was issued.