Karachi: 2 awarded 7-yrs prison for robbery
Karachi: As reported by The News on Wednesday, Additional District and Sessions Judge (South) Saghir Ahmed Shaikh awarded seven years rigorous imprisonment (RI) to two robbers for snatching mobile phones, gold ornaments and cash in the year 2007.
Mohammed Ismail and Mohammed Zubair were awarded seven years RI for looting mobile phones, cash and gold bangles from two women Hafeeza and Rubina while they were standing at the Mauripur bus stop near the people’s ground.
The judge announced his judgment after hearing arguments from both sides and found convicts guilty of the offence. In his observation he said that all documentary evidence and statements of the witnesses proved that they committed the offence. He also said that the prosecution had successfully proved its case beyond any doubt.
Mohammed Ismail was in jail since his arrest while Mohammed Zubair was out on bail. Mohammed Zubair was taken into police custody soon after the judgment was announced and was sent to jail along with the conviction warrants to serve the remaining sentence. The court also extended section 382-B (period of detention considered since the time of arrest) of the Criminal Procedure Code.
Deputy District Public Prosecutor Faiz Asim Solangi in his final arguments said that street crime was rampant in the society and the guilt of the accused was also proved and they must be awarded stringent punishment so that in future criminals must learn a lesson. He said, “By awarding punishment we would be able to combat such crimes which have taken away the peace of the people”.
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