For ransom: ATC sentences kidnappers to prison

Lab assistant accused of misappropriation escapes from court premises.


Our Correspondent July 17, 2013
Amanullah and Javed Akhtar were arrested for allegedly abducting Riaz Ahmad, a resident of Punjab, for ransom on September 10, 2012. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Peshawar sentenced two people to 50 years in prison over a kidnapping case.

Amanullah and Javed Akhtar were arrested for allegedly abducting Riaz Ahmad, a resident of Punjab, for ransom on September 10, 2012. Police arrested both the accused and produced them before ATC Judge Anwar Hussain, who sentenced them to 50 years imprisonment each.



In another case, ATC Judge Anwar Hussain sentenced Imtiaz and Haji Gul to life in prison after finding them guilty for kidnapping Wahid Jan, a resident of Mattani, for ransom on September 22, 2012. Jan was released after his family paid Rs0.5 million. However, Imtiaz and Gul were later arrested.

Meanwhile, a laboratory assistant from Malakand College escaped from the court’s premises after his bail before arrest application was turned down by ATC Judge Fazl-e-Subhan.

Muhammad Rehman was accused of embezzling Rs0.11 million from the college welfare and general provident fund. He filed a bail before arrest application before the court. However, following the rejection of his application, Rehman escaped from the court’s premises. The court later issued a warrant for his arrest.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2013.

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