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Two police officers sentenced to death in Osama Satti murder case

ISLAMABAD: In the Osama Satti murder case, a district and sessions court in the federal capital sentenced two defendants to death and three to life imprisonment on Monday.

Additional Meetings Judge Zeba Chaudhry issued the reserved verdict in the case, in which the court sentenced the two suspects, Iftikhar Ahmed and Muhammad Mustafa, to death and fined them Rs0.1 million each.

Previously, the court had deferred its ruling on the matter until the trial concluded on January 31. It is worth noting that the trial of Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Mustafa, Saeed Ahmed, Shakeel Ahmed, and Mudassar Mukhtar in the Osama Satti case lasted two years and one month.

The accused in the case are anti-terrorism police officers, while the plaintiff’s counsel is a former secretary of the High Court Bar Raja Faisal Younis.

Osama had gone to drop his companion in Sector H-11 at 2 a.m. on January 2, 2021. When he was returning, police officers stopped his vehicle in Sector G-10, Srinagar Highway, and opened fire from all sides. Three months later, the terrorist clauses in the murder case were removed by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad, and the case was referred to a district and sessions court.

ATC Judge Shah Rukh Arjumand issued the judgment on petitions seeking the repeal of terrorism restrictions. However, the court denied the accused ATS officer Mudassar’s bail request.

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