RAWALPINDI: An anti-terrorism court of Rawalpindi has sentenced brother and nephew of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi as well as 84 other workers of the TLP to a collective imprisonment of 4,738 years in an arson and anarchy case.
ATC Rawalpindi Judge Shoukat Kamal Dar announced this verdict at 10:00 PM on Thursday. Police took all the convicts into custody and boarded them on three buses to transfer to Attock Jail. The court has imposed a collective fine worth more than Rs13 million and ordered to seize all their moveable and immoveable properties.
Police had arrested 87 people including Khadim Rizvi’s brother Ameer Hussain and his nephew Muhammed Ali for arson, anarchy, wounding police officials and damaging public and private properties in protest against arrest of Khadim Hussain Rizvi on Nov 24, 2018.
One of them, Aizaz ul Haq, had fled abroad after the convicts were bailed earlier. The court has declared him absconder and issued a lifetime arrest warrant against him, confiscating his Rs0.1 million surety bond.
The court, after hearing the case for 13 months, sentenced each convict to 55 years in prison and imposed Rs0.23 million fine. The ATC handed two years additional imprisonment and Rs50,000 fine to each of Ameer Hussain, his son Muhammed Ali, Qari Mushtaq and Gulzar Ahmed for possession of weapons.