Karachi: Warrants issued for four cops’ arrest in weapons case
Karachi: A judicial magistrate (JM) on Monday issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) for the arrest of four policemen for defying court orders with the direction to the police stations concerned to stop the salaries of the policemen.
Prosecution witnesses Sub-Inspector Muhammad Anwer, Assistant Sub-Inspector Choudhry Tahir Mehmood and constables Siraj and Aurangzeb had been failing to appear in the court for last one year to record their statements in a case pertaining to illegal weapons.
Deputy District Public Prosecutor Syed Shamim Ahmed informed the court that five police personnel had not appeared in the court in the last one year even though several notices and bailable arrest warrants had been issued against them, which delayed the trial.
The JM, finally, issued non-bailable warrants against them and directed the investigation officer (IO) to produce them on July 18, the date fixed for the next hearing.
According to the prosecution, Riaz was arrested by the Kharadar police for possessing illegal weapons in 2010. In the last one year trial could not be conducted due to the non-appearance of the prosecution witnesses, thus delaying the dispensation of justice.
Meanwhile, the same court handed down one year’s imprisonment to Umair for snatching cash at gunpoint from Mohammed Saleem in the Kalri police limits.
The judge announced the verdict against 22-year-old Umair who was found guilty of the offence. Umair was also awarded a penalty of Rs10,000, and in case of default he will have to undergo another two months in jail.
The convict was remanded back to jail to serve his remaining six months’ imprisonment as he had already been in jail for the last six months.