Karachi: Policeman gets life in murder case
KARACHI: An additional district and sessions judge, East, on Friday sentenced a policeman guilty of killing one of his colleagues to life imprisonment. The judge, Abdul Rahman Bhatti, who was conducting the trial, announced the verdict after recording final arguments. The court also imposed a fine amounting to Rs50,000 on the convict, Khursheed Ahmed, and also directed him to pay Rs50,000 to the heirs of the deceased as compensation. In case of non-payment of the fine and the compensation money, the convict would have to undergo an additional six months imprisonment on each count.
The judgment said that the prosecution had successfully proved its case against the policeman, Khursheed Ahmed. Five prosecution witnesses, including some eyewitnesses, testified in the case. The prosecution said that on March 27, 1994 Khursheed Ahmed, son of Mohammad Ayub, had a brawl with Ghulam Mustafa, a head muharrir, at the Landhi police station and afterwards the convict opened fire on Mustafa. The injured policeman was taken to hospital but wounds proved to be fatal. The convict was arrested immediately after the incident.
The police had registered a case (FIR No 7394) under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code against Khursheed Ahmed on the complaint of the deceased’s brother, Ghulam Murtaza, at the Landhi police station. The convict spent five years in jail. Later, he was released on bail.