Karachi: Robber pleads guilty after 4 years in prison
KARACHI: A robbery accused facing trial for the past four years was convicted and ordered to be released when he entered a guilty plea on Monday. Additional district and sessions judge (south) Irfan Hussain Siddiqui sentenced him to four years in prison and, because the accused had already served the term as an undertrial, ordered the jail authorities to release him forthwith. The court was told that accused Sher Mohammad had robbed complainant Attaur Rahman of cash and cellular phone in the Kalri police limits in June 2004.
He was arrested shortly after the incident. The police registered a case (FIR No 91/2004) against him under Section 392 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
The judge also slapped a fine of Rs1,000 on the convict. In case of non-payment of the fine, the accused would have to undergo an additional imprisonment of six months.
The judge ordered that the accused be released if he was not involved in any other case.