Karachi: Man, 3 sons convicted of fraud
KARACHI: A sessions court convicted on Wednesday a man and his three sons of fraud and robbery. Naeem-ur-Rehman Niazi and his sons Hamad–ur–Rehman Niazi, Ibrar–ur–Rehman Niazi and Tanzeel–ur–Rehman Niazi were found guilty of fraudulently taking money from three men in 2009–10 within the remit of the Aziz Bhatti police station. However, the wife of main accused, Samina Niazi, was acquitted for want of evidence. The court sentenced Naeem to five years in prison in each case under Section 419 (punishment for cheating by personation) of the Pakistan Penal Code and also imposed a fine of Rs50,000 in each case. In case of default he would have to suffer an additional six months in prison.
Naeem and his three sons were also sentenced to seven years in prison under Section 392 (punishment for robbery) of the PPC and would have to pay Rs10,000 each fine and in case of non-payment they would spend another three months in jail in the first case while similar punishments and fines were awarded and imposed under same section to Naeem and Tanzeel in second case and Naeem, Hamad and Ibrar in the third case.
According to the prosecution, Naeem posed himself as a custom officer, intelligence officer, etc, to his victims (shopkeepers) and invited them in his house in Gulshan-e-Iqbal for a deal, collected money from them and forced them out of his house with the help of his family members.
Three cases (FIR Nos. 455/10, 409/09 & 585/09) were lodged on the complaints of Noor Mohammad, Akram Islam and Syed Ahad Hussain at the Aziz Bhatti police station.
The male accused were in custody while the woman was on bail.