Man gets 21 years for possessing illicit weapons

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday awarded a collective 21-years-term to convict accused Ghani with a fine of Rs75000 in explosives and illicit weapon possession cases.

ATC judge found Ghani guilty of possessing explosive material and illegal weapon in 2014.

The ATC judge pronounced verdict after recording the witnesses’ statements, evidences and hearing arguments from both sides. According to prosecution, police arrested accused on 8th May 2014 within the limits of Preedy police station and recovered bullets, Nine MM rifles and hand grenades from his possession.

The ATC judge awarded 14-year-imprisonment with a fine of Rs 50,000 in explosives case and 7-year term with fine of Rs 25,000 in illegal weapon case. The accused will have to undergo an additional four-month-term if he fails to pay the fine.

Both the convictions would run concurrently. The court also extend the benefit of 382-B to convict meaning that his imprisonment would be count from the arrest of his day.

Meanwhile the co-accused Adnan got 7-year term with fine of Rs 25,000 for possessing illegal weapons will spend two more months in the jail in case of non-payment. Police arrested him along with Ghani and recovered 30-bore pistol from his possession.