Karachi: Kidnapper gets three years in prison
KARACHI, Aug 4: A district and sessions court on Thursday sentenced a man to three years in prison in a kidnap case.
The court found Mohammad Saleem guilty of abducting Qaiser Naqvi within the remit of the Zaman Town police station in June 2006.
Additional District and Sessions Judge (east) Chaudhry Waseem Iqbal pronounced the judgment after recording the evidence of witnesses and final arguments from both sides.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs10,000 and in case of non-payment the convict would have to undergo an additional two-month imprisonment.
The court in its verdict observed that the prosecution examined seven witnesses, who fully implicated the accused in the commissioning of the offence. The prosecution also successfully brought the guilt of the accused at home by placing ample evidence before the court for kidnapping the victim, said the verdict. However, the charge of attempted murder was not proved against the accused, the court ruled.
According to the prosecution, the accused along with his absconding accomplices kidnapped the victim and when a police party tried to arrest them, they opened fire leaving a passerby wounded.
A case was registered against the accused under Sections 365 (kidnapping with intent secretly and wrongfully to confine person), 324 (attempted murder) and 34 (common intention) of the PPC.
The accused was on bail and following the pronouncement of order he was taken into custody and sent to prison along with conviction orders to serve out the awarded sentence.
Meanwhile, a judicial magistrate, south, Hatam Aziz Solangi, on Thursday issued warrants for the arrest of five policemen for
not appearing in court to testify in two arms cases and directed the police high-ups to produce them in court till Aug 17.