ATC acquits six suspected facilitators of Peshawar ATI attack

PESHAWAR: An anti-terrorism court docket (ATC) right here on Wednesday acquitted six suspected facilitators of the 2017 assault on Peshawar’s Agriculture Coaching Institute (ATI).

On December 1, 2017, three burqa-clad terrorists stormed the ATI hostel close to Peshawar’s College Street on December 1, 2017, killing 9 individuals and injuring 37 others. Police and navy officers mentioned the attackers had been coordinating with handlers in Afghanistan. The assault had been claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Police arrested 9 suspects following the assault, whereas 16 individuals have been nominated in a primary info report registered in opposition to the assault.

Hearings of the case began on July 10, 2018 and on July 21, 2018 the accused have been inducted within the case. 29 witnesses together with harm college students recorded their statements because the case progressed.

The suspects have been charged with aiding, abatement, preparation, planning and facilitating the attackers that orchestrated the ATI assault.

ATC-III Decide Mehmoodul Hassan Khattak pronounced the quick order which was reserved a number of weeks in the past. The order acquitted six suspects nominated within the case, together with a lady.

The suspects have been acquitted on account of lack of proof that connects them with with the militants, mentioned Shabbir Hussain Gigyani, the defence lawyer.

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