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Anti-terrorist court sentences six in Turabi murder case

allama-hassan-turabiThe Anti terrorist court (ATC) in Karachi concluded the hearing of Noted Shia Cleric and Provincial Chief of Tehreek-e-Jaffaria Sindh Allama Hassan Turabi’s murder case on Thursday. Three of the six accused were sentenced to death and the other three were sentenced to life imprisonment.

Allama Hasan Turabi, and his young nephew were martyred when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the religious leader’s Abbas Town  residence at Abul Hassan Isphani Road on July 16, 2006.

The six accused had been charged with masterminding the suicide attack on the Provincial Chief of Tehreek-e-Jaffaria Sindh Allama Hassan Turabi’s, who was also the Senior leader of Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal leader and also with planting a remote-control bomb to kill him.

The anti terrorist court judge, Anand Ram based on the evidence provided to the court ordered death sentences to Amanullah, Muhammad Rehman and Sultan Mahmood.

Life imprisonment was ordered to the remaining three, Ashfaque, Muhammad Akber and Rahim.

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