Three convicted for plotting to kill Musharraf
An anti-terrorism court on Saturday convicted three men and sentenced them to 10 years of rigourous imprisonment for plotting to assassinate President General Pervez Musharraf last year. Judge Aale Maqbool Rizvi acquitted two other suspects citing lack of evidence. The decision was announced at the Karachi Central Jail where the trial of the men was held because of security reasons. The five men were charged with plotting to kill Musharraf when he was visiting Karachi on April 26, 2002. The police accused them of parking a vehicle packed with explosives along the president’s route, but the remote-controlled detonator failed.
"Mahmoud! Where'd you get that battery?"
"Outta your flashlight, effendi!"
The judge acquitted two accused, Mohammed Sharib and Mohammed Wasim Akhtar, a former Rangers official, for lack of evidence. He convicted Mohammed Hanif, Mohammed Imran Bhai and Mohammed Ashraf, all alleged members of Harakatul Mujahideen Al-Almi, an offshoot of Harakatul Mujahideen, a terroist group fighting Indian rule in Held Kashmir.
Posted by: Fred Pruitt 2003-10-19