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ATC awards 32-year imprisonment to accused in kidnapping case

Karachi:An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday awarded a 32-year imprisonment to an accused, Mumtaz Ali, in a case pertaining to the kidnapping for ransom of two citizens from Wagan area of Larkana.   The ATC was hearing the case against the accused and announced the verdict of the case in the light of evidence. The court also sentenced four absconding accused to a 10-year imprisonment each. It imposed a fine of Rs0.2 million on all the culprits. The fugitive accused are Gul Bahadur Mugheri, Sikandar, Fauji Mugheri and Masti Mugheri.   The accused had abducted two citizens Mashooq and Mehtab from Wagon road in Larkana on February 8, 2011. They had demanded a ransom of Rs1 million from the families of the abducted citizens.   The court did not find any evid...

(Court): Baldia factory fire case: ATC awards death sentence to two, life imprisonment to four

Karachi:Eight years after the horrifying deadly incident that shocked whole the country, the anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday announced its verdict on Baldia factory fire, awarding death sentence to two accused Rehman alias Bhola and Zubair alias Charya and life imprisonment to three gatekeepers of the factory, Fazal Mehmood, Arshad Mehmood, and Ali Mohammad, and a manager, Shahrukh. However, the court acquitted four other accused including Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Rauf Siddiqui, Adeeb Khanum, Abdul Sattar and Ali Hassan Qadri over the lack of evidence against them. The court declared two other accused former in-charge of MQM’s Karachi Tanzeemi Committee Hammad Siddiqui and Ali Hassan Qadri as proclaimed offenders for their perpetual absence from the trial p...

(Court): ATC acquits five accused in two policemen’s murder case

Karachi:An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Monday acquitted five accused in targeted killing case of two police officers, Station House Officer (SHO) Nasirul Hassan and Constable Khurram Butt. The ATC court heard a case against five accused Ubaid K2, Ishtiaq Police-wala, Khawaja Faisal, Shakir and Zakir Hussain and it acquitted them after tribunal failed to prove charges against them in two police officers murder case. According to the lawyers, there were contradictions in the statement of eyewitnesses, and the police failed to produce substantial evidence to prove charges against the accused. The counsel of the accused persons argued that no single evidence was produced against his clients. It may be noted that two motor bikers had gunned down SHO Brigade police station Nasirul Has...

(Court): ATC delays verdict in Baldia factory fire case

Karachi:An anti-terrorism court on Thursday delayed its verdict in the Baldia factory fire case till September 22 which was expected to be announced today (17 September). An anti-terrorism court (ATC-VII) heard the petition at the judicial complex inside Karachi Central Jail. The court adjourned the hearing after the state prosecutor submitted further documents. The petition was filed by two accused in the case, Ali Hassan Qadri and Dr Abdul Sattar Khan, to delay the verdict of the case. They said that they wanted time to prove that they received Rs50 million compensation for the victims from the factory owners, and they also presented records from the Sindh finance department. They said that they had business connection with the Baldia brothers because of which the money was tran...