Karachi: Killer jailed for life
KARACHI: A sessions court on Saturday sentenced a man to life imprisonment in a murder case. The court found Mohammad Nadeem guilty of killing a shopkeeper within the remit of the Mobina Town police station during a robbery bid in June 2006.
The additional district and sessions judge (east), Abdullah Channa, who conducted the trial, pronounced the judgment after recording evidence of witnesses and final arguments from both sides.
The verdict said that the prosecution had successfully established its case against the accused beyond a shadow of a doubt by producing ample evidence before the court.
It further stated that all the prosecution witnesses, including some eyewitnesses, had fully deposed against the accused and assigned his role in the commissioning of the offence while documentary and medical evidence also corroborated their testimonies, which further strengthened the case of the prosecution.
The court also ruled that the convict was entitled to the benefit of Section 382-B (period of detention to be considered while awarding sentence of imprisonment) of the criminal procedure code.
According to the prosecution, on June 16, 2006 the accused along with his absconding accomplice broke into the shop of Hazur Buskh to commit robbery. They shot dead Hazur Buskh when he put up some resistance. The people present around the crime-scene captured Nadeem while the co-accused managed to flee.
A case was registered against the accused under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 392 (punishment for robbery) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
The accused was produced before the court in police custody and following the pronouncement of the verdict he was sent back to prison along with a conviction warrant to serve out the remainder of his sentence.