Islamabad Standoff: Mohammad Sikandar sentenced to 16 years in prison
Islamabad Standoff: Mohammad Sikandar sentenced to 16 years in prison: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad on Thursday sentenced the infamous ‘Islamabad Standoff’ suspect to 16 years in prison.
Sikander had held his family members hostage in Islamabad’s Blue Area. On August 15, 2013, the armed man opened fire in into the middle of Jinnah Avenue in the capital after passing through check posts. He was later shot and seriously wounded during the standoff.
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.
As negotiations were underway, Pakistan Peoples Party leader Zamrud Khan attempted to wrestle the culprit, following which Sikandar broke free and was shot, injured by the police.
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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