Published On: January 13, 2022 at 12:34 IST
A Pakistan Court, on January 12, sentenced four persons to death, convicting them guilty of the car blast outside the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed’s house. The powerful blast that took place on June 23 last year resulted in the death of three people and left 20 injured.
Anti-Terrorism Court Judge Arshad Hussain Bhutta hearing the matter, also sentenced a woman who identified herself as Ayesha Bibi, during the in-camera trial proceedings, five years imprisonment at the high-security Kot Lakhpat Jail in Pakistan.
The Court official said, “The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Lahore awarded death sentence to Eid Gul of banned Tahreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Peter Paul David, Sajjad Shah and Ziaullah on nine counts. Another suspect Ayesha Bibi was handed down five years imprisonment”.
Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has claimed that the car in which the explosives were installed, belonged to Peter Paul David, the explosives were installed by Eid Gul and the other three Sajjad Shah, Ziaullah and Ayesha were facilitators in the whole operation.
As per the sources, in total 56 witnesses were presented in the Court against the 5 suspects and CTD had also filed challan against them.
The 71-year-old UN designated terrorist Saeed with a USD 10 million bounty on his head by US has been serving 36 years sentence in five terror financing cases, at the Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore. There were alleged reports that he was at his house when the blast took place. Although, there has been no concrete information regarding the same.