Karachi: Robber jailed for 5 years
KARACHI: A sessions court sentenced on Tuesday a man to five years in prison in a robbery case. The court found Mushtaq Ahmed guilty of robbing a man in April 2011 within the remit of the Chakiwara police station. However, a co-accused, Imran Ali, was acquitted for want of evidence. Additional District and Sessions Judge (south) Javed Ahmed Keerio, who conducted the trial in the judicial complex in the Karachi central prison, pronounced his verdict after hearing both sides. The court also imposed a fine of Rs50,000 and in case of default the convict would have to undergo an additional six–month imprisonment.
The court ruled that Mushtaq was arrested on the spot while stolen articles and an unlicensed pistol were also found in his possession.
It added that the case of the co-accused was on a different footing since no recovery was made from his custody and the prosecution was also failed to place any solid evidence against him.
According to the prosecution, the accused along with their absconding accomplices deprived complainant Mohammad Imran of cash, cellphone and other valuables. However, people present around overpowered Mushtaq while the remaining accused managed to flee, it added. Later, the police also arrested accused Imran.
A case (FIR 71/11) was registered under Sections 392 (punishment for robbery) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) at the Chakiwara police station. Earlier, a judicial magistrate had also convicted Mushtaq of keeping an illicit weapon.