Karachi: 2 smugglers sentenced to 50 years in jail
KARACHI: An anti–narcotics court headed by Sanaullah Ghauri convicted and awarded 50 years’ imprisonment to Shafeeq Ahmed and his brother, Abdullah, who were involved in drug smuggling. The trial court noted that the prosecution had proved its case well against the two brothers who had tried to smuggle 80kg of hashish. The court imposed a fine of two million rupees on each accused and declared that in case of default of payment of fine amount, the accused would have to face a further 10 years’ imprisonment. The two convicts were arrested on July 17, 2011 in the area of Ibraheem Hyderi police station.
Meanwhile, the Station House Officer (SHO) of Napier Police Station, along with a sub–inspector, appeared before the Additional District and Sessions Judge (South), Abdul Razzaq, in a case of illegal detention of a boy, Ghulam Mustafa.
The SHO submitted before the court that he was not responsible for the arrest of Ghulam Mustafa.
Sub–Inspector Asrar offered his apology and submitted that the boy had been summoned for interrogation purposes in a drug case against some other influential people of the area.
He declared that no case was lodged against Ghulam Mustafa.
The court also provided an opportunity to Fahmeeda, mother of Ghulam Mustafa, who had actually moved an application before the court about the alleged illegal detention of her son.
She submitted before the court that her son had been released and she had had no complaint against the police now.
She prayed the court to allow her to withdraw her application, and the court granted her request.