A district and sessions court sentenced on Wednesday two men to four years in prison in cases pertaining to illegal weapons.
Faiz Muhammad Bhatti, an additional district and sessions judge in district Central, found Shabbir and Zuhair, guilty of possessing an unlicensed weapon and pronounced the judgment after hearing both sides.
In its verdict, the court observed that the prosecution successfully proved its case by placing sufficient evidence before the court. The court also imposed a fine of Rs20,000 each and in case of non-payment, the convicts would have to undergo an additional two months in prison.
According to the prosecution, the police had arrested the accused and seized a weapon from them, adding that they were detained after they couldn't produce a licence for the weapons. Two cases, No.2/14 and 3/14, under section 23 1 (a) of the Sindh Arms Act, 2013, were registered against them at Paposh Nagar police station. The court remanded back the accused to carry out the sentence.
Man found with 'illegal weapons'
Meanwhile, a sessions court sentenced on Wednesday a man to four years in prison for possessing illegal weapons. Zahid Pervaiz was found guilty of carrying weapons without a licence in the limits of Rizvia Society police station.
The Anti-Car Lifting Cell police had arrested him and seized a weapon from his possession during patrolling near Northern Bypass. The prosecution said that Pervaiz had opened fire and tried to escape when he was ordered to stop.
Maqbool Ahmed Memon, a senior civil judge in district Central, pronounced the judgment and imposed a fine of Rs10,000 and in case of non-payment the convict would undergo an additional one-month imprisonment. A case under section 23 1 (a) of the Sindh Arms Act was registered against him at the Rizvia Society police station.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2014.