Capital punishment to two postponed for 10 Days

MIRPUR: The death penalty awarded to two persons in famous murder cases has been postponed in Central Jail Mirpur for ten days on the appeal of the families of convicts forforgiveness.

According to Jail authorities, the schedule followed byissuance of the death warrants after rejection of the mercypetitions of both of the culprits by the President of Azad Jammu &Kashmir, the murderers Muhammad Yaqoob s/o Raja Muhammad and Ghazenfer son of Ghazen, both residents of Kotli district of AJK, were to be put on gallows in the Mirpur Central Jail on Friday (May6, 2016) morning, Syed Yasir Hussain Kazmi, Deputy SuperintendentCentral Jail told APP on Saturday.

The convict Mohammad Yaqoob had axed Imam of a mosque Muhammad Javed at Tattapani village to death few years ago. Similarly the other assassin Ghazenfer had shot dead his relative Raja Illayas, Naib Tehsildar at Gulpur few years back.

Both the accused were awarded death penalty in the murder charges by a district criminal court of AJK and the capital punishment kept intact by the Supreme Court of AJK – as the appeals of both the culprits against the punishment were turned down by the apex court, the Deputy Jailer said.

The award of capital punishment was postponed reportedly for ten days after the families of the murderers moved to the victim’s families for clemency for patch-up between the rival groups, he added. –APP