LAHORE: The Sindh cops turned over Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, the prime implicated in American reporter Daniel Pearl’s murder case, on Monday to the Punjab Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) as a result of safety concerns.
Daniel Pearl murder implicated handed over to CTD Punjab by Sindh cops.
The accused is said to have actually been transferred to the CTD’s cell in Chung, Lahore.
Omar Sheikh was founded guilty by an anti-terrorism court in 2002 for the murder of American reporter Daniel Pearl following his kidnapping in Karachi.
Earlier in February, the apex court had purchased the Sindh federal government to instantly change Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh from his death cell to a regular prison cell.
The court additionally gave authorities two days to prepare a well-protected rest home for Sheikh where he can hang around with his relative, under certain limitations.
In January 2021, a three-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) via a majority verdict acquitted all the accused involved in the Pearl murder instance, ordering release of the four guys wasting away behind bars for the past 19 years under test.
The launch order came as the top court declined a Sindh federal government allure against the Sindh High Court (SHC)’s in 2014’s order for the instant launch of all the four accused.
The federal government once more appealed against the SHC December 24 order to release all four individuals previously convicted by an anti-terrorism court for executing as well as abetting the 2002 murder of the Wall Street journalist.
British-born Sheikh was initially given the death penalty by an ATC in July 2002 while all 3 co-accused were sentenced to life in prison. He is still being held by law enforcement.
Daniel Pearl, 38, was the South Asia bureau principal for The Wall Street Journal when he was abducted in Karachi in January 2002. Pearl’s other half Marianne Pearl, an US nationwide who was staying in Karachi, created a letter to the Weapons Maidan cops on February 2, 2002, stating that her hubby disappeared on January 23, 2002.
Later, a visuals video clip showing Pearl’s decapitation was delivered to the US consular office in Karachi nearly a month after he was abducted. After this, a case was submitted versus the suspects as well as 23 witnesses were generated in case by the prosecution. Sheikh was apprehended in February 2002.