A 27-year-old man, Muhammad Adnan, was sentenced to jail for a year and a fine of Rs 10,000 on Friday by the Gujranwala Court of Anti-Terrorism for justifying the brutal incident of Sialkot lynching on his YouTube channel.

Adnan uploaded the video regarding the murder and lynching of Priyantha Kumara Diyawadana in Sialkot, where he defended the incident and also incited violence and hatred.


A complaint was lodged against Adnan by Assistant Sub-Inspector Mubarak Ali on December 5, 2021, at Ringpura Police Station for inciting violence and provoking public sentiments.

Judge Natasha Naseem announced the verdict against the culprit in the Anti-Terrorism Court on Friday.

On December 3, 2021, Priyantha Kumara Diyawadana, a Sri Lankan national who was working as a manager since 2010 in a Sialkot factory, was dragged outside, killed, and then burnt by a violent mob.

The police had arrested more than 100 people involved, and one of the main culprits, Farhan Idrees, was immediately arrested. He felt pride in the murder he committed while giving interviews to local news channels.