Gujranwala: Death sentence for killer
GUJRANWALA: District and Sessions Judge Muhammad Rasheed Qamar on Friday handed down death sentence to a murder suspect and fined him Rs500,000. The judge acquitted Shahid Mehmood’s co–accused Sanaullah by giving him benefit of doubt.
According to the prosecution, Shahid had shot dead Faisal Nazir over a petty dispute in Nawan Pind village of Ferozewala on Nov 6, 2010.
Meanwhile, the district and sessions judge visited the District Jail on Friday and ordered releasing 45 prisoners involved in petty cases. He also visited barracks of inmates, including women and juveniles, and gave them a hearing.
He directed the officials concerned to provide facilities to prisoners according to the jail manual. He inspected the kitchen and hospital and examined meal and medicines being provided to the prisoners. Jail superintendent Malik Ziaud Din accompanied the sessions judge.