Karachi: Electricity theft suspect escapes from court
Karachi: As reported by The News on Tuesday, a suspect booked in electricity theft case escaped from the City Courts following rejection of his bail plea on Monday. Sarab Khan appeared in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge (West) Mohammed Irfan Mayo to obtain bail before arrest in electricity theft case.
The court, however, rejected his bail plea, as the public prosecutor contended that illegal electricity connections were rampant in the city and as a matter of fact anybody involved in electricity theft was not taken to task due to which this menace was increasing day by day, causing burden on the national exchequer.
As soon as the judge announced his verdict, the suspect managed to escape from the court premises in a blink of eye. According to prosecution, the KESC police raided the residence of Sarab Khan in Gulshan-e-Ghazi and found illegal electricity connection in the house.
A case was registered against him at the KESC police station under section 39/ECA(KESC law) but they failed to arrest him. However, on Monday, he appeared in the court for pre-arrest bail which was turned down by the court. NBW against five police officials: Judicial Magistrate (JM) South Hatim Aziz issued non-bailable warrants (NBW) against five police officials through deputy inspector general (DIG) against non-compliance of court order otherwise stern action would be taken against them.
The JM issued NBWs against Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Mohammed Arshad, Sub-Inspector (SI) Syed Sajid Hussain, SI Mohammed Iqbal, Head Constable (HC) Akhter and Police Constable (PC) Fazal Sardar for not producing the accused in court in a case related to possession of arms and ammunition.
The court issued several notices and even stopped the salary of the police personnel but they failed to comply with the court orders. Shoaib Niazi the accused was booked in an FIR 15/10 under section 13-d of the Arms and Ammunition Ordinance 1969. He was arrested on January 14, 2010 from Mauripur. All the five police personnel of the Sindh Investigation Unit (SIU) who arrested them also did not appear in the court since his arrest to record their statements.
The complete article can be found at The News.