Man awarded death penalty in murder case

Court acquits other co-accused giving him benefit of doubt


Our Correspondent March 23, 2019
PHOTO: FILE

FAISALABAD: A court sentenced an accused to death and acquitted another in a murder case in Faisalabad. The judgment was announced by Additional Sessions Judge Zaheer Iqbal Ranjha.

The prosecution told the court that Amir and Ramzan had gunned down a man named Abdul Haq over a petty dispute a few months ago.

Police registered a case against the culprits and presented the challan before the court. After hearing the arguments, the judge handed down a death sentence to Amir and imposed a fine of Rs0.5 million on the convict.

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Meanwhile, the court acquitted the other co-accused, giving him the benefit of doubt due to a lack of evidence.

Earlier, a court awarded death sentence to an accused for his involvement in a murder case in Sargodha. Additional District and Sessions Judge Irfan Ahmed Shaikh announced the verdict.

Convict Ramzan and his accomplices Zaman and Yar had killed Shahid over a dispute in 2014. Local police registered a case against the accused and presented the challan before the court.

After hearing the arguments, the judge handed down death sentence to Ramzan along with a fine of Rs0.53 million.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 23rd, 2019.

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