Man gets 7-year imprisonment in extortion case

KARACHI: Anti-Terrorism Court-II (ATC-II) on Thursday awarded seven-year imprisonment to an extortionist in a extortion case.

The court found Mohammad Adil Baloch guilty of demanding protection money from complainant Shaikh Mohammad Mursaleen on 22 March 2011, who was a businessman of ladies handbags and shoes in defense area in Karachi.

ATC-II judge pronounced the verdict after recording evidence of witnesses and hearing arguments from both sides.

According to the prosecution, the accused had demanded Rs1,000,000 as protection money from Mursaleen and extended him threats of killing if the payment was not made.

The accused, Mudasir, and his accomplices Nusrat Ali Balcoh had threw a cracker near complainant house in 2011.

A case FIR (155/2011) was lodged under Sections 3/ 4 Explosive act, 385 (putting a person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion), 386 (extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt), 387, 324 (attempt murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act at the Defense (SIU) police station.

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