Karachi: Man acquitted in woman`s kidnap case
KARACHI: An anti–terrorism court on Friday acquitted an accused in a woman`s kidnapping for ransom case. The judge of ATC-II, Abdul Ghafoor Memon, pronounced the judgment. The court observed that the prosecution failed to establish its case against the accused in order to prove his involvement. Mohammad Ikramullah was charged with kidnapping Mahnaz along with her vehicle on April 29 in the limits of Gizri police station for ransom. The suspect had allegedly released the woman on the same day after getting the ransom. However, he kept her vehicle, the prosecution said.
The police, acting on a tip-off, raided a place near a shrine on Mauripur Road on June 10 and arrested the accused.
The accused was indicted on Sept 16 on the charges of kidnapping for ransom. He pleaded not guilty and opted for trial.
The investigation officer said in the charge-sheet that the accused kept the vehicle in his use after changing its colour. The police recovered the vehicle and the ransom from the possession of the accused, it claimed.