ATC sentences Sialkot citizen for making an attempt to justify lynching of Priyantha Kumara


Sri Lankan manufacturing facility supervisor Diyawadanage Don Nandasri Priyantha (left) and a screengrab of a video of the assault on him. Pictures: Geo.television/ file
  • Police had filed a case in opposition to Sialkot citizen recognized as Adnan for importing a video in favor of the brutal homicide of Priyantha Kumara. 
  • Through the listening to, Adnan admitted to the fees introduced in opposition to him.
  • Sri Lankan citizen Priyantha Kumara had been savagely lynched in Sialkot over a spurious blasphemy allegation.

An Anti Terrorism Courtroom (ATC) on Friday convicted a Sialkot citizen, recognized as Muhammad Adnan, for supporting and justifying the brutal homicide of Sri Lankan citizen Diyawadanage Don Nandasri Priyantha in a YouTube video quickly after the incident.

The overseas employee, generally often known as Priyantha Kumara, was savagely lynched in Sialkot over spurious blasphemy allegations late final 12 months. 

In line with case particulars, police had filed a report in opposition to Adnan on the grievance of Sub Inspector Mubarak Ali two days after the brutal homicide of Priyantha Kumara. 

The First Info Report (FIR) mentioned that Adnan had uploaded a video on YouTube wherein he supported the actions of these concerned within the lynching of the Sri Lankan citizen.

Police had subsequently arrested Adnan and produced him in ATC Gujranwala.

Through the listening to of the case, the accused had admitted to the fees framed in opposition to him, on which the courtroom sentenced him to at least one 12 months imprisonment and a penalty of Rs10,000.

The incident

Priyantha Kumara, working as a supervisor at a non-public manufacturing facility in Sialkot, was overwhelmed to demise in December by a mob after being accused of blasphemy in extremely controversial circumstances. 

Staff of a garment trade, which was positioned positioned on Sialkot’s Wazirabad Highway, had alleged that the foreigner had dedicated blasphemy, reportedly after he tore down some posters from the manufacturing facility’s partitions forward of a scheduled inspection. 

The mob subsequently murdered him and set his physique on fireplace.

The mob had additionally vandalised the manufacturing facility and blocked site visitors, in line with police.

The brutal homicide had elicited shock and drawn widespread condemnation from the Pakistani citizenry, senior authorities functionaries, together with the prime minister and president, in addition to the navy’s high management, who promised to deliver all these concerned to the guide.

Police had subsequently arrested greater than 100 suspects for his or her suspected involvement within the case, together with two people described as the principle accused. 

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