Gangster gets collective 33 years

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday awarded collective 33-year imprisonment to a member of Lyari gang war for attacking police party with intention to kill, possessing illicit weapon and explosives material.

The ATC judge found Sameer guilty of involving in encounter with police, attacking them and carrying explosive material and weapons without license in 2014. The judge pronounced the verdict after recording witnesses’ statements, evidences and arguments from both sides. The ATC judge observed that all the evidences brought before him proved the accused involvement in the offences.

According to the prosecution, the convict was arrested by the police after an encounter in Karachi’s Miranaka Chowk area in June 2014 .The law enforcers had seized weapons without license and explosives material from the possession of the convicts.

According to the judgment, the convict was awarded 14-year imprisonment in explosive substance case and seven-year term for possessing illicit weapons. The convict also got two-year term for his involvement in encounter with police and 10 years for attempting to murder the personnel.

However, according to the judgment, all the convictions would run simultaneously meaning that the longest term will be counted as the total imprisonment period of the convicts.