Karachi Jail break CASE: ATC awards six-year prison to 14 accused

KARACHI:An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday awarded six years sentence to 14 accused in an incident of 2017 jail break in Karachi and fleeing of dangerous criminals.

The court handed imprisonment of six years and fine to Assistant Superintendent Jail Ghulam Murtaza, Abdul Rehman Shaikh and 14 other accused.

Two members of a terrorist group, Shaikh Mumtaz alias Firoun and Muhammad Ahmed Khan alias Muna had run away from the Central Jail Karachi Judicial Complex on June 13, 2017.

Apart of the assistant superintendent jail, other prison officers Fahim Anwar, Salik Ayaz and Rafique Channa were also convicted in the case.

The accused, released on bail earlier, were sent back to jail after the court verdict.

Both terrorists were arrested by the CTD police in 2013 and they were both hardcore supporters of a banned sectarian outfit.

According to police, after the broke out of jail, the Rangers and Police had conducted search operation in the jail.