Pakistan

GUJRANWALA (Web Desk) – The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday sentenced former Senior House Officer (SHO) Shehzad Warraich to death four times for killing Daska Bar Association President Rana Khalid Abbas and advocate Irfan Chauhan.

The verdict was announced by a special anti-terrorism court’s judge Chaudhry Imtiaz Ahmad.

Besides the death penalty, the accused will pay Rs 4 lac to the victims’ family.

The court has also ordered 30 years imprisonment to the accused for injuring five lawyers.

In May 2015, two lawyers including Daska Bar Association President Rana Khalid Abbas — were killed during a clash between protesting lawyers and police.

Officials of Daska Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) along with SHO of Daska city police station Shehzad Warraich were conducting an anti-encroachment drive in Sialkot’s Daska tehsil when local residents and lawyers staged a protest, seeking more time from authorities.

The SHO opened straight fire to disperse the protesters as a result of which a pedestrian and three lawyers, including the Daska bar president, sustained gunshot wounds.

Later, Rana Khalid Abbas and another lawyer succumbed to their wounds during treatment.