SARGODHA: A court awarded death sentence to an accused for his involvement in a murder case in Sargodha on Thursday.
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The judgment was announced by Additional Sessions Judge Zulfiqar Ali. The prosecution told the court that accused Nasrullah, a resident of Chak No 162/NB, and his accomplices Nasir, Jevan Shah, Kaleem and Baqar Shah had gunned down a man Sarfaraz, over litigation matters on September 5, 2014.
The local police registered a case and presented the challan before the court. After hearing the arguments, the judge handed down death sentence to Nasrullah with a fine of Rs1 million as compensation money.
To the gallows: Murder accused gets death penalty
However, the court acquitted all the four co-accused giving them the benefit of doubt.
Earlier, a court awarded death sentence to a murder convict and life term to two others for their involvement in a murder case in Sargodha. Convict Ramzan and his companions had gunned down Mehr over a property dispute in 2015. The judge handed down death sentence to Ramzan and awarded life term to two of his accomplices.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 27th, 2017.