KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court-IV (ATC-IV) on Thursday awarded 15-year imprisonment each to three accused in police encounter and illegal weapons possessions cases.
Ahmed Shah, Syed Naseeruddin and Abid were found guilty of involved in police shootout and illegal weapons possessions within the remits of Mubina Town police station on 11 December 2011.
The judge of the ATC-IV pronounced the verdict after recording evidence of witnesses and final arguments from both sides. However, all the three suspects Ahmed, Naseeruddin and Abid were awarded sentences under section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 324 (attempted murder), and 34 (common intention) and five years in 13-D Arms Ordinance case. They were also imposed fine of Rs100,00 each, to be paid ASI Sajjad Akbar. In case of default, they would have to undergo an additional six-month imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, all the three suspects were arrested during a shootout within the remits of Mubina Town police station on 11 December 2011, where ASI Sajjad Akbar was also injured. Some illegal weapons were also seized from the possessions of accused.
A case (FIR 509,510,511/2011) were registered at the Mubina Town police station under Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 324 (attempted murder), 13-D Arms Ordinance and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code.