Karachi: Man jailed for life in murder case
KARACHI, Dec 9: A sessions court on Friday sentenced a man to life in prison in a murder case. The man, Aftab Alam, was found guilty of killing Mohammad Atiq during a robbery within the remit of the Quaidabad police station in August 2008.
Additional District and Sessions Judge (Malir) Munawar Sultana pronounced the verdict after recording evidence and hearing arguments from both sides.
The court also handed down seven-year term to the accused under Section 397 (robbery or dacoity with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt) of the Pakistan Penal Code and imposed a fine of Rs10,000 on him. In case of non-payment, he would have to undergo an additional six months in prison. However, the sentences would run concurrently. The court observed that the prosecution successfully proved its case against the accused beyond a shadow of a doubt by placing ample evidence in court.
The prosecution said that the accused had killed the victim on Aug 20, 2006 when he put up resistance during a robbery bid.
The police managed to arrest the accused on the following day. A case (FIR 463/06) was registered under Section 302 (premeditated murder) and 397 of the PPC on the complaint of the victim’s brother.
The court extended the benefit of Section 382-B (period of detention to be considered while awarding sentence of imprisonment) of the criminal procedure code to the convict and remanded him back to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence.