Sikandar gets 16-year jail, fine


Islamabad standoff

Staff Reporter


The infamous capital gunman Sikandar was awarded a 16-year prison sentence on Thursday by the anti-terrorism court hearing the case.
ATC Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi also imposed a fine of Rs110,000, ordering that failure to pay the amount would lead to a six-month increase in the sentence.
The court also ordered that Sikandar’s wife, Kanwal, be exonerated of all charges.
On August 15, 2013, Sikandar, armed with automatic weapons and accompanied by his wife and two children, had driven into the middle of Constitution Avenue in Islamabad where he fired into the air and started a standoff with the authorities which lasted well into the night.
As negotiations were under way, Pakistan People’s Party leader Zamurad Khan attempted to wrestle the culprit, following which Sikandar broke free and was shot, injured by the police.
He was then shot by police, caught and taken away. Later, Sikander was admitted to hospital where he underwent an operation to treat his wounds.
A case was registered against him under Section 6 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 at the Kohsar Police Station in Islamabad.

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