Karachi: Robber gets 3 years jail
KARACHI: The Dawn News reported on Saturday, a sessions court on Friday sentenced a man to three years in prison in a robbery case. The court found Mohammad Imran guilty of robbing a man at gunpoint in October 2008 within the remit of the Sohrab Goth police station. District and Sessions Judge (Malir) Syed Kusar Ali Bukhari pronounced his verdict after recording evidence of witnesses and final arguments from both sides. The court also imposed a fine of Rs5,000 on the convict and in case of default, he would have to undergo an additional six-month imprisonment.
However, the court ruled that charges of attempted murder and attacking a police team were not proved against him. The accused was produced in court in custody. The judge extended the benefit of Section 382-B (period of detention to be considered while awarding sentence of imprisonment) of the criminal procedure code to the convict and remanded him back to prison to serve out the remainder of his sentence.
According to the prosecution, on Oct 10, 2008 the accused hired a taxi in New Sabzi Mandi and held the driver, Taj Mohammad, at gunpoint, depriving him of cash and cellphone and tried to escape. However, a police patrol chased and arrested him after a shoot-out and recovered a pistol and stolen articles from his possession, it added. A case (FIR 602/2008) was registered against the accused under Section 392 (punishment for robbery), 324 (attempt to commit qatl-i-amd) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of the victim.