Review petition of three TTP terrorists dismissed by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on April 18 dismissed a review petition filed by three imprisoned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists and upheld their 14-year sentence, reports The Express Tribune. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa while hearing the arguments remarked that there is irrefutable evidence connecting the convicts to TTP and that he does not see any technicalities in this case. The judge further added that the terrorists were caught with 840 kilograms of bomb-making material and shot at Police personnel during the raid which led to their arrest. However, the petitioner’s counsel argued that one convict is under age to which Justice Khosa said, “The first mistake in this world is considered the last” before adding that this culture of letting go of the first mistake just prevails in Pakistan and is like giving a license for the next mistake. “Gunpowder is not a bomb-making material,” further said the defence lawyer to which Justice Khosa remarked, “Did you want talcum powder to be found in the convict’s possession?” The 14-year sentence for the convicts was also upheld earlier by the High Court.