Karachi: Robber gets seven years in prison
KARACHI, Sept 10: A court on Saturday sentenced a man to seven years in prison in a robbery case. The court found Shahzada Shahbaz guilty of robbing a couple in March 2009 within the remit of the Bahadurabad police station.
The assistant additional district and sessions judge (east), Sarwat Sultana, who conducted the trial, pronounced the judgment after recording testimonies of witnesses and final arguments from both sides.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs20,000 and in case of non-payment the convict would have to undergo an additional one month imprisonment.
In her verdict, the judge observed that the prosecution had successfully proved its case against the accused, Shahzada Shahbaz, beyond a shadow of a doubt.
The witnesses fully implicated him in the case and stolen articles were also found in his possession.
According to the prosecution, the accused along with his three absconding accomplices had intercepted Syed Imran Ali and his wife on March 25, 2009 in the Bahadurabad area and deprived them of their car, cash, cellphones, jewellery and other valuables. The police managed to apprehend the accused and recovered a part of the booty from his possession.
But he was released on bail.
A case (1046/2009) was registered under Sections 392 (punishment for robbery) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code on a complaint of the victim.
After the pronouncement of the judgment on Saturday, the accused was taken into custody from the courtroom as the judge remanded him back to prison along with the conviction warrant to serve out the remainder of the awarded sentence.
Meanwhile, the same court convicted two men in another robbery case for five years.