Man gets collective 24-year term for injuring boy


KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday awarded a collective imprisonment of 24-year with a fine of Rs 50,000 to a convict, Mumtaz Hussain, for injuring a boy in bomb blast.

ATC judge found Mumtaz guilty of injuring a 12-year boy, Zeeshan in a bomb blast. The judge pronounced the verdict after recording the witnesses’ statements, evidences and hearing arguments from both sides.

According to the prosecution, Zeeshan got injured in a bomb blast on 29th April 2013 when convict Mumtaz threw a ball bomb towards him. The convict had attacked a boy near Faqeera Goth, when he was coming back from his school. The boy got wounded in the bomb blast and suffered chest injuries. Later the accused was arrested and victim boy identified him. During the trial Hussain denied the charges labelled against him and pleaded himself innocence. But the evidences and witnesses’ statements proved himself guilty of the offence.

The ATC judge awarded 14-year imprisonment for blasting and 10-year imprisonment for injuring the boy to convict Hussain. The court also ordered the convict to pay Rs50,000 to victim boy as compensation.

Hussain will have to undergo an additional six-month-term if he fails to pay the fine. The court also extended the benefit of section 382-B of CrPC to the convict which means his imprisonment would be count from the day of his arrest.