Karachi: 2 killers awarded life imprisonment
KARACHI: Additional District and Session Court Central Ms Tasneem Mosa has awarded 25 years imprisonment to two persons involved the murder of a local trader. The court also imposed a fine worth Rs 0.1 million on Shehzad and Abdullah and in case of non-payment they would have to spend six months additional imprisonment. According to the prosecution, they had killed Ghulam Akbar, a scrape dealer, on March 24, 2005 in the limits of New Karachi police station when he refused to give them extortion money.
Meanwhile, the division bench of Sindh High Court, comprising on Justice Khilji Arif and Justice Qamaruddin Bohra, issued notice to the Advocate General of Balochistan to appear till 17th November regarding the application filed by Sohail Akhtar, in which he submitted that his brother was detained illegally by the intelligence agency.
The petitioner had submitted that officials of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) took away his brother Saeed Akhtar in connection with alleged association with a religious outfit from Gazra Mosque within the jurisdiction of Preedy Police Station on 17th March 2004. He submitted that the law enforcers tortured his brother brutally during illegal custody in the name of investigation and forced him to confess his involvement in the bomb blast on Macedonian Consulate that occurred on 2002.
The petitioner submitted that LEA officials produced fake evidence before the court, which sentenced him for life imprisonment. The plea against the verdict of the said court was submitted in the Sindh High Court, which ordered his release after finding him as innocent. But he was not released and instead the intelligence agencies placed him in their illegal custody.
The petitioner claimed that his brother was in the custody of CID police. He also appealed for independent inquiry of the case.
The same bench of SHC adjourned the hearing on the application of former DIG Karachi Farooq Ameen regarding his promotion till today (Tuesday).
The former head of Karachi police, now serving as Executive Director of Export Possessing Zone (EPZ), has filed the petition submitting that he had been ignored by the higher authorities regarding his promotion despite his seniority.
The petitioner submitted that he had only been given promotion from SSP to DIG in grade-20 and since then he had never been promoted. Similarly, the SHC bench, comprising on Justice Athar Saeed, granted bail to accused Nazir Bacha allegedly involved in killing his wife.
According to the prosecution, Bacha had killed his wife over some domestic dispute two years ago.
Meanwhile, Advocate General Yousuf Laghari has cancelled the FIR registered against Irfan Falak in Kandri police station for kidnapping a girl. The said girl approached court and submitted that she had married Irfan on her choice but the police, on the behest of her father, were conducting raids to arrest Irfan.