LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) Friday awarded death penalty on 23 counts to three accused involved in police-15 building attack case.
The ATC also ordered the accused to pay Rs 500,000 each to the heirs of deceased as compensation.
The ATC-I Judge announced the verdict after recording evidences, statements of witnesses and hearing arguments from both sides.
During the hearing, the prosecution submitted that the accused were involved in police-15 building case and there was concrete evidence available against them.
However, the accused’ counsels denied the charges and claimed that the police did not have solid evidence.
They requested the court to acquit their clients.
At least, 23 people were killed and several injured in attack on the offices of Police 15 and an intelligence agency on May 27, 2009 in Lahore.