Murderer sentenced to death

FAISALABAD: A Session court sentenced a man to death for killing his rival here in the limits of Saddar police on Wednesday.

According to prosecution, Yasir Abbas of chak 224-RB along with his accomplices Nauman, Adnan and Bilal opened fire at his rival group killing Ali Ahsan on the spot and injuring Babar, Ali Raza, Imran, Anjum and Ashraf three years ago.

Additional Sessions Judge Khalid Saeed Wattoo pronounced the judgement and awarded death sentence to accused Yasir Abbas under section 302-B of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).The convict is also liable to pay Rs 200,000 to legal heirs of the deceased and in case of non-payment he would have to undergo additional six-month term.

The court awarded three years imprisonment each to Adnan and Bilal and declared Nauman a proclaimed offender.