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Man gets jail for justifying Sialkot lynching

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A man was sentenced to one-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs10,000 on Friday by the Gujranwala anti-terrorism court for justifying the killing of a Sri Lankan citizen on social media and inciting religious sentiments.

Priyantha Kumara, a Sri Lankan citizen, general manager of Rajco Industry and Garments Factory, was lynched by a mob at the factory on Dec 3, 2021, on Wazirabad Road in Sialkot, Pakistan Dawn reported.

Convict Muhammad Adnan, 27, of Nizampur, Sialkot, uploaded a video on his YouTube channel of the murder of Priyantha and justified the killing and burning of the body.

On Dec 5, on the request of Assistant Sub-Inspector Mubarak Ali, an FIR was registered against Adnan at Ringpura Police Station for spreading religious hatred and inciting public sentiments.

He stood trial in the anti-terrorism court of Gujranwala. Judge Natasha Naseem announced the verdict on Friday.

Other accused in the murder case of the Sri Lankan citizen are on physical remand. Those accused will be produced before the anti-terrorism court in Gujranwala on Jan 31.

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  • Borat Sunday, 23 January 2022 07:41 AM

    SL still lagging behind .

    Ranaweera Sunday, 23 January 2022 09:16 AM

    Should make this rule applicable in Sri Lanka too.

    Samson Sunday, 23 January 2022 12:42 PM

    But in Lanka those who justify attacking minorities are given presidential pardons and top posts in the government.

    Jinapala Fernando Sunday, 23 January 2022 02:18 PM

    Rs10,000 is a joke in SL now! Fine at least US$100,000. They have money!!


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