MULTAN: A man was sentenced to 12 years in jail for hurling death threats at people to pay extortion in Multan on Tuesday. The judgment was announced by Anti-Terrorism Court No 1 Judge Malik Khalid Mahmood.
The prosecution told the court that accused Muhammad Hussain and his accomplices demanded extortion money from Ali Hassan.
The accused also threatened to kill him if he failed to pay the money.
In March 2016, the police arrested the accused and his accomplices and registered a case against them.
After hearing witnesses, the judge awarded Muhammad Hussain five years rigorous imprisonment and imposed Rs 0.5 million fine under section 386 PPC, another five years with Rs0.5 million fine under section 7(h) of Anti-Terrorism Act, and another two years in jail with Rs 0.1 million fine under section 506-II PPC.
However, the court acquitted the co-accused giving them the benefit of doubt.
Earlier in 2017, a drug pusher was convicted by sessions court in Sargodha. Additional District and Sessions Judge Javed Iqbal Ranjha awarded four-year imprisonment with a fine of Rs20,000 to accused Muhammad Bashir. The accused was involved in smuggling narcotics while over one kilogrammes of hashish was also seized from him.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 31st, 2018.
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