LAHORE (Kot Lakpat Jail): ATC-I here today has handed the pedophile serial killer Imran Ali four death sentences, one life term (in addition to seven-year incarceration) and over Rs. three million fine u/s 7 ATA for raping and murdering six-year-old Zainab Amin in Kasur.
Trial court – that was given seven days for completion of the trial by LHC – concluded hearing and handed over the conviction within four days that is reckoned the swiftest case ever to be decided in Pakistan.
It is pertinent to mention here while prosecution, in addition to the DNA and polygraph tests, had produced over fifty-six witnesses against the convict, after his confession the defense lawyer opted to quit saying that his conscience did not allow him to defend a killer. The convict can challenge the conviction within fifteen days.
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French Policeman who offered to be swapped for a female hostage dies!
PARIS: Colonel Arnaud Beltrame who had offered to be swapped for a female hostage in yesterday’s four-hour-long hostage-taking drama carried out by 26-year-old IS militant Morocco-born French National Redouane Lakdim at U-Supermarket died.
Col. Beltrame had kept his cellphone on enabling the police outside figure out what was going on in the supermarket. Police stormed the market as soon as they heard shots fired. The gendarme was shot in the throat and was left fighting for his life.
Meanwhile, sources privy to Newspakistan.tv have informed that a woman who was close to the hostage-taker has been taken into custody.
It is pertinent to mention here that the hostage-taker, while entering the super-market (with a gun in one hand and a knife in the other) shouted Allah-o-Akbar and proclaimed himself as the soldier of the IS. The IS too claimed that Lakdim was its soldier.
Motive of the standoff was release of Salah Abdelslam the man involved in the 13th November 2015 Paris attack that resulted into the death of 130 people.
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IS hostage-taker who killed 3 in S.France gunned down by security forces!
PARIS: As the IS hostage-taker who had killed three in U-Supermarket in Trèbes (Southern France) has been gunned down by the security forces, President Emmanuel Macron stated that it was a terror attack. IS has claimed that the 26-year old gunman Redouane Lakdim was one of their soldiers.
President Macron, who is at the EU summit in Brussels, talked to the Interior Minister Gerard Collomb. After the conversation Minister went to Trèbes. He had confirmed that the hostage-taker has been shot dead.
According to details the armed man took hostages in the U-Supermarket killing three and injuring twelve more. Earlier he had opened fire at policemen [(who were wearing tracksuits with police insignia), coming back from jogging near Carcassonne this morning] injuring one.
Le preneur d’otages a été abattu par nos forces.
Un lieutenant-colonel de @Gendarmerie s’est substitué à l’un des otages.
Il est grièvement blessé. Son héroïsme et son courage forcent notre respect. pic.twitter.com/plbUmhYxfw
— Gérard Collomb (@gerardcollomb) March 23, 2018
According to details the gunman – a petty drug dealer – hijacked a car near Carcassonne this morning. On resistance he killed one person in the car and injured the co-traveler.
Sources have informed that a policeman – who volunteered to be exchanged for a hostage – kept his cell phone on and thus managed to provide intelligence enabling law enforcers successfully storm the supermarket and kill the attacker.
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Hostage taker from IS kills two in Trèbes (S. France) demands release of 2015 Paris attacker!
TREBES (S.FRANCE): Hostage taker – claiming to be an IS militant – who had killed two people today at Super-U supermarket here, has demanded release of Salah Abdeslam, prime suspect in the Nov. 2015 Paris attacks that resulted into death of 130 people.
According to the Mayor of Trèbes Eric Menass all hostages were free and the hostage-taker is now alone in the supermarket with one police officer. Mayor also claimed that the militant entered U-Supermarket shouting Allah’ho Akbar and “I will kill you”.
Before commencement of the hostage-taking drama the gunman shot at four policemen in Carcassonne (eight km to the east of the present location) injuring one of them.
The attacker has been identified by the intelligence services as one flagged in a database of radicalized Islamist militants.