Karachi: Policeman jailed
KARACHI: An anti-corruption court on Saturday sentenced a police inspector to six months in prison for not complying with a court order. The court found Inspector Fasihuzzaman guilty of not submitting a charge-sheet in a narcotics case despite repeated reminders from the trial court.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs10,000 on him and in case of nonpayment, the convict would undergo an additional 15-day imprisonment.
The judge of the special anti–corruption court, Karachi, Rashida Asad, pronounced her verdict after hearing from both sides.
According to the prosecution, the police arrested Abdul Hakeem within the remit of the Mominabad police station in 2003 and claimed to have recovered 120 grams of hashish from his possession.
The then station house officer, Inspector Fasihuzzaman, was the investigation officer in the narcotics case, but he failed to submit the charge-sheet within the prescribed time, even though the trial court had issued many directives in this regard. He was booked on a complaint filed by the registrar of the Sindh High Court.
The policeman was on bail and present before the court. He was taken into custody shortly after the pronouncement of the verdict and the court sent him to prison along with a conviction warrant to serve out the awarded sentence.