KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday awarded five-year imprisonment to two accused with a fine of Rs 50,000 each in money extortion case.
The court found Syed Imran Raza and Mohammad Tahir guilty of demanding extortion money of 3,500,000 from (retd) Air force wing commander Nisar Ahmed Khan on 24 December 2014. Both the accused were found guilty of hurling threats of killing Ahmed’s family in case of non-payment.
ATC pronounced the verdict after recording evidences, statement of witnesses and hearing arguments from both sides. The judge of the ATC also imposed fine of Rs50,000 each against the accused and they will have to undergo an additional six-month imprisonment if they fail to pay the fine.
According to the prosecution, the accused had demanded Rs 500,000 extortion money for seven family members as protection money and as there are seven members in Ahmed’s family the accused had demanded Rs 3,500,000 extortion money.
A case FIR 858/2013 was registered at Gulistan-e- Johar police station under Sections 386(extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt) 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act ,1997.