Karachi: SHC orders speedy trial of armed robbery case
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court asked a sessions court on Thursday to conclude the trial of armed robbers who were caught looting commuters in a moving vehicle.
Street crimes are on the rise and courts should encourage witnesses, complainants, police and prosecution agency who risk their lives and limbs to catch hold of culprits in order to bring them to justice, Justice Khwaja Naveed Ahmed remarked while dismissing the bail application of an accused in the bus robbery case.
He directed the trial court to record the evidence of eye-witnesses within three months so that they were not required to hang around the court premises for an inordinately long period.
The bail application was moved by accused Naveed who, along with Abdul Karim and Baloch, boarded a bus at Agra Taj Colony. When the bus reached Mauripur Road, all three took out their pistols and started depriving the passengers of their cash and other valuable belongings. One of the passengers, who was also armed, fired a shot and one of the robbers was killed within the moving bus. A police mobile intercepted the bus, arrested the two accused and took possession of the body of their deceased accomplice. The looted personal effects of the passengers were recovered in the presence of eye witnesses, according to the prosecution.
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