Peshawar army school attackers to be hanged
Army chief signs black warrants of four terrorists.
Islamabad: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Monday signed the black warrants of four terrorists involved in the deadly Peshawar's Army Public School attack, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
The army chief signed the black warrants of Maulvi Abdus Salam, Hazrat Ali, Mujeebur Rehman and Sabeel alias Yahya nearly a year after the horrific massacre.
Militants stormed the school on December 16, 2014, killing at least 144 people, most of whom were children. In the wake of the APS carnage, military courts were set up for trying terrorists under amendments made to the Constitution and the Army Act. This was the first sentence approved by the army chief following the Supreme Court's August 2015 judgement giving legal cover to the establishment of military courts.
All the convicts confessed before a magistrate having committed the of fences they were charged.
Molvi Abdus Salam was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ). He was found involved in harbouring suicide bombers, later used in the attack on the Army Public School. He was also involved in abetting deaths of two colonels and a civilian, Director of National Development Complex (NDC).
Hazrat Ali was an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group (TWJ).
He was found involved in attacking law enforcement agencies, abetting kidnapping and killing of Levies soldiers and collecting funds for attack on Army Public School, Peshawar. He was also involved in killing 23 Levies soldiers.
Mujeebur Rehman alias Ali alias NajeebUllah was also an active member of Toheedwal Jihad Group. He was found involved in transporting 10 suicide bombers for the attack on Pakistan Air Force Base Peshawar. He was also involved in attacks on law enforcement agencies and abetment in the attack on the school.
Sabeel alias Yahya also a member of the TWG, and was found involved in the attack on Pakistan Air Force Base, Peshawar; a police check post, transportation of 10 suicide bombers and abetment in the attack on Army Public School, Peshawar. He admitted his offences before the magistrate and the trial court.