Karachi: 3 kidnappers of 7-month-old girl get life
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday sentenced three men to life imprisonment in a kidnapping for ransom case. Danish, Shahbaz and Mohammad Faqeer were prosecuted for kidnapping a seven-month-old girl, Maryum, for ransom in the Taimuria police limits on July 16, 2010. According to the prosecution, the defendants demanded Rs0.5 million in ransom from the family of the baby, but they were caught red-handed and the girl was recovered. The court observed that the prosecution proved its case against the defendants beyond any reasonable doubt.
The ATC, headed by Judge Bashir Ahmed Khoso, sentenced the defendants to life imprisonment, and ordered attachment of their properties. It also awarded them three years’ imprisonment each for possessing an illegal weapon, and imposed a fine of Rs5,000 each on them.