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Blue Area firing: IHC Dismisses Sikander’s Plea Seeking Suspension of Sentence

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday rejected the jail sentence plea of Muhammad Sikander, the main accused in the 2013 Islamabad standoff.

Anti-Terrorism Court in Islamabad had sentenced Muhammad Sikander, the main accused in the 2013 Islamabad standoff, to 16 years in prison on May 2017.

According to details, the two-member bench comprised of IHC Justice Athar Minallah and Mian Gul Hassan has announced the reserved verdict on the plea of accused Sikander.

The detailed verdict comprised of 22 pages rejected the petition of Sikander.

On August 15, 2013, the armed man opened fire in the heavily policed heart of Islamabad after slipping past the capital’s many checkpoints. He was later shot and seriously wounded by police during a dramatic standoff.