KARACHI: An anti-terrorist court (ATC) awarded death sentence to Hashim, for killing a citizen in a robbery incident. The court also sentenced the convict to 38 years in prison for injuring a police officer during the standoff and for possession of weapons. Hearing for the case was held at ATC Complex in Karachi Central Jail.
According to the police, the convict, along with accomplices, broke into a factory in Korangi Industrial Area on March 12, 2013. While attempting a robbery, he faced resistance and resorted to open fire, killing Daud Khan and injuring sub inspector Lodhi. The police arrested the convict after a brief standoff. The court has also ordered the convict to pay a fine of Rs600,000.
An ATC recorded the statement of a witness in the case involving target killing of DSP Nawaz Ranjha and his security guard. The hearing was held at the ATC Complex in Karachi Central Jail. The counsel for the suspects will cross-examine the statement in the next hearing on December 6.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) workers including Ubaid K2, Abu Irfan and others were produced before the court. The court recorded the statement of the investigation officer Abdul Fateh Phulpoto.
According to police, all suspects are affiliated with MQM. The suspects are alleged to have opened fire on DSP Nawaz Ranjha’s car killing him and his driver Jahangir Hussain on August 16, 2010, within the limits of Preedi Police Station. Over five suspects booked in the case are still at large.
Amal Umer murder case
Another ATC adjourned the hearing of the murder case of a young girl, Amal Umer, due to the unavailability of the defence counsel. Hearing for the case was held at ATC Complex in Karachi Central Jail.
The jail officials produced the suspect, Khalid, during the hearing. The court noting the unavailability of his counsel adjourned the hearing until December 12. The counsel for the suspect had submitted an application for his unavailability due to his case at Sindh High Court.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 30th, 2018.
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