Two police officers, Muhammad Mustafa, and Iftikhar Ahmed were sentenced to death for the killing of Osama Satti. But how did this occur? Let’s have a closer look.
According to a Monday Express-News report, the trial court’s decision to execute two police officers who killed Osama Satti has been challenged. A two-judge panel of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) made up of Justices Mohsin Akhtar Kayani and Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri will hear the appeal today.
The death sentences of police officers Muhammad Mustafa and Iftikhar Ahmed have been contested in the petition. The petition argued that the trial court’s decision should be declared invalid and demanded the release of the imprisoned police officers.
Death Sentence for Muhammad Mustafa & Iftikhar Ahmed
After being found guilty by a district and sessions court in the federal capital, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Mustafa, and three other defendants received life sentences for their involvement in the murder of Osama Satti.
According to the reserved judgment for the case, which was given by Additional Sessions Judge Zeba Chaudhry, Iftikhar and Muhammad would each be sentenced to death and pay a fine of Rs 1 million. It is crucial to keep in mind that the Osama Satti case trial lasted for two years and one month and included defendants Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Mustafa, Saeed Ahmed, Shakeel Ahmed, and Mudassar Mukhtar.
The plaintiff’s attorney in the murder case is Raja Faisal Younis, a former secretary of the High Court Bar. The defendants in the case are anti-terrorism Police officers.
The Murder of Osama Satti: A Summary of the Incident
On January 2, 2021, sometime after two in the morning, Osama had gone to pick up his friend in Sector H-11. When the police officers stopped his car in Sector G-10 on the Srinagar Highway and started firing at him from all sides, he was on his way back.
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad removed the terrorism-related provisions from the murder case three months later, and the case was then transferred to a district and sessions court. The court reserved its judgment last month after the anti-terrorism court indicted five ATC officers accused of the student’s murder in the alleged encounter that sparked outrage on social media.
Shah Rukh Arjumand, an ATC judge, announced petitions calling for the abolition of anti-terrorism laws. However, the accused ATS officer Mudassar’s request for bail was denied by the court.
Osama Satti Post Mortem Results
The post-mortem report states that Osama Satti was shot several times from the front. Osama Satti was shot and killed by Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) personnel who claimed that the young man had refused to stop his car at a checkpoint because he had heard about a robbery in Islamabad. Reports state that the late student disobeyed police orders to stop and was shot 17 times.
The incident was initially categorized by the Police as a robbery case. A First Information Report (FIR) was later filed against five police officers in accordance with anti-terrorism and murder laws after they were later detained. The Terrorism Act of 1997 should be used to hold members of the Anti-Terrorism Squad accountable for the victim’s murder earlier on Monday, according to a court investigation.
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