Karachi: 2 militants jailed in arms case
KARACHI: A judicial magistrate sentenced on Monday two militants to one and a half years imprisonment in illicit weapons cases. The court found Rashid Iqbal alias Abdul Basit and Abdul Razzaq alias Qari Umer guilty of carrying unlicensed weapons in the Pirabad area in June 2011. The judicial magistrate (west) Sadruddin Bohyo, who conducted the trial of illegal arms cases in prison, handed down 18 months each term to the accused after hearing both sides. According to the prosecution, a team of crime investigation department officials acting on some information raided a graveyard in Pirabad and arrested the accused after a shootout. They also seized illicit weapons and explosive substance from them.
The officials claimed that the accused were associated with Punjabi Taliban. The accused were booked under Sections 13-D of the Arms Ordinance, 353 (criminal force to deter public servant), 324 (attempted murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code and Section ¾ of the Explosive Substance Act. The other cases are being tried before a sessions court.