ATC convicts Sialkot citizen for justifying lynching of Priyantha Kumara

An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Friday sentences a Sialkot citizen, identified as Muhammad Adnan, for justifying the brutal lynching of Sri Lankan citizen Diyawadanage Don Nandasri Priyantha, soon after the incident.

It is pertinent to note that the foreign worker, commonly known as Priyantha Kumara, was brutally lynched in Sialkot over spurious blasphemy allegations late last year.

According to case details, police had filed a report against Adnan on the complaint of Sub Inspector Mubarak Ali two days after the brutal murder of Priyantha Kumara.

The First Information Report (FIR) said that Adnan had uploaded a video on YouTube in which he supported the actons of those involved in the lynching of the Sri Lankan citizen.

Police had subsequently arrested Adnan and produced him in ATC Gujranwala.

During the hearing of the case, the accused had admitted to the charges framed against him, on which the court sentenced him to one-year imprisonment and a penalty of Rs10,000.

It is pertinent to note that Priyantha Kumara, a 49-year-old Sri Lankan national, was lynched by a mob of workers at a factory on December 3, where he was working as manager. A first information report (FIR) was registered against hundreds of unidentified men, including workers of the factory.

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