Darbar blast facilitator gets death on two counts

Updated 12 Jul 2020

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A file photo of the mangled remains of the police van after the suicide attack outside Data Darbar. — PPI
A file photo of the mangled remains of the police van after the suicide attack outside Data Darbar. — PPI

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday handed down death sentence on two counts to a facilitator of a suicide attack on a police van outside the Data Darbar shrine.

The court announced the guilty verdict against the suspect, Mohsin Khan, in a case of possessing explosive material.

Under the main charge of being facilitator of the suicide attack, the court had already handed down death sentence to Khan.

The police’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) had arrested him with the help of CCTV footage of the blast.

At least ten people, including five policemen, had lost their lives when a suicide attacker blew himself up near a police vehicle parked outside the Data Darbar shrine in March 2019.

Published in Dawn, July 12th, 2020