LHC bench acquits two alleged TTP activists.


RAWALPINDI -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi bench acquitted two people allegedly affiliated with the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and set aside their convictions by a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court (ATC).

Abdul Rauf and Sajid Mehmood was convicted on Oct 10, 2017, under the Explosive Substance Act and the Anti-Terrorism Act and sentenced to 14 years in prison each.

The ATC had acquitted another suspect, Asad Mehmood.

An LHC division bench overturned the convictions while hearing their appeals, pointing on various discrepancies in the prosecution's case.

According to Inspector Ejaz Hussain Shah, an investigation officer with the Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), he arrested the aforementioned three men on Dec 12, 2016, from Pirwadhai Mor in Rawalpindi.

He testified before the court that the CTD team recovered explosives...

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