Two men jailed for total 21 years

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Thursday awarded a collective 21-year-term to two convicts in explosives and illicit weapon possession cases.

ATC judge found Shahbaz Khan and Gulbuddin of possessing explosive materials and illegal weapons 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 within the limits of Malir City police station and recovered explosives material and illicit weapon from their possession.

Malir City police was on routine patrolling near Peer Mehfooz Road on 26th June 2014 when they stopped the suspects for checking. During the checking police recovered one TT pistol and explosives from possession of both the accused

The ATC judge awarded 14-year-imprisonment in explosives case and seven-year with fine of Rs 50,000 in illegal weapon case to both the accused.

The accused will have to undergo an additional six-month-term if they fail to pay the fine. Both the convictions would run concurrently.