ATC awards death sentence to Shiite leader Agha Ziauddin murderer

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Pakistan
Tuesday, 11 August 2015

An anti-terrorism court Of Gilgit awarded a death sentence terrorist of notorious AhleSunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) aka Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP) Shakirullah Jan for murdering prominent Shia cleric Shaheed Agha Ziauddin Rizvi on Monday hearing.

According to the Shiite News Correspondent, The death penalty was handed down during a hearing in the court of judge Raja Shahbaz. Terrorist Shakirullah Jan was also sentenced to 20 years in the slammer and fined Rs2 million.

He ruled that the prosecution had proved the case against the accused, Shakirullah alias doctor, who murdered Agha Ziauddin Rizvi, Imam Jumma Wal Jamaat Markazi Imamia Masjid Gilgit, and his four bodyguards in Ampahry area of Gilgit on January 8, 2015. The Shia leader’s bodyguards included Tanvir Ali, Hussain Akbar, Iqbal Hussain and Abbas Ali.

At least four others who were involved in the case – Naqeeb Ahmed, Maulvi Nadeem, Qari Bilal and Bashir Ahmed – received 10 years of rigorous imprisonment. However, The court acquitted five others terrorists including Nawab Alam, Azhar Wali, Aurangzeb and Shah Raees for insufficient evidences despite the unforgettable evidecnes of these terrorists involvement in the killing of Shiite leader of Gilgit-Baltistan Agha Ziauddin Rizvi. Shakirullah is a resident of Charsadda district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


Its pertaining to mention here that On January 8, 2005, Shaheed Agha Zia uddin Rizvi's vehicle was ambushed by armed terrorists of AhleSunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) aka Sipah-e-Sahaba (SSP) in Gilgit. The attackers opened fire on him and two of his security guards martyred on the spot. Shaheed Rizvi was initially wounded and airlifted to Rawalpindi. He martyred five days later at the Combined Military Hospital, Rawalpindi.

Over the past eight years, Shakir ullah Jan and four others who were convicted in the case repeatedly evaded arrest. In December 2012, Jan escaped from a jail in Gilgit along with another inmate, Arifuddin with the support of black sheep's in the law enforcement agencies. Following the jailbreak, the then Gilgit-Baltistan government suspended six jail officials and ordered a judicial enquiry.

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