A special Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Friday handed over 13 counts of the death penalty each to two accused in Dasu Hydro Power Project (DHPP) terrorist attack case.
The court also imposed Rs 40 million fines on the two convicted terrorists besides awarding them a total of around 800 years of imprisonment; including life imprisonment. All the sentences will run concurrently. Benefits of Section 382-B CrPC have been extended to the accused. ATC Special Court Judge Sajjad Ahmed Jan delivered the verdict in a camp court established at Central Jail Haripur (CJH) after the completion of the case hearing where the two were found guilty and sentenced to 801-year imprisonment. The court also ordered the release of four other accused for not being found guilty.
The ATC special court sentenced the accused Muhammad Hussain, alias Syed Muhammad alias Zawan alias Mama, son of Abdul Rahim, aged 49, and Muhammad Ayaz, alias Jan, 42, and awarded each a 13-count death penalty and 801-year imprisonment. The court also imposed a Rs 40 million fine on the convicts. The court ordered the hanging of each convict on 13 counts for the crime under section 302 PPC (on 13 counts) and 7(A) ATA. They were also fined Rs1.5 million per victim, which the heirs of the deceased would receive, and ordered one-year additional imprisonment in case of non-payment of the fine by the convicts.
The ATC special court also ordered 32-time 10-year imprisonment for an attempt to murder each convict, two-year imprisonment under Section 337 PPC, two-year imprisonment under Section 427 PPC, and a fine of one million rupees, six months imprisonment under Terrorist Act, Section 11-F (2) ATA, 1996, six months imprisonment under 120/B PPC, life imprisonment under 3/4 EXP for use of explosives. The other punishments that were awarded to both convicts were under section 21 (I) ATA 1997, sentenced to life imprisonment and six months in prison in 202 PPC.