Man given life for murdering wife
By Ishaq Tanoli
KARACHI: A sessions court on Monday sentenced a man to life imprisonment for killing his wife.
The court found Qamar Abbas guilty of strangling his wife, Asma Bibi, within the remit of the Baloch Colony police station in Sept 2009 over a domestic dispute.
Additional District and Sessions Judge (south) Jangu Khan pronounced his judgment after recording evidence and arguments from both sides.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs100,000 and in case of non-payment, the convict would have to undergo an additional six-month imprisonment.
The court also extended the benefit of Section 382-B (period of detention to be considered while awarding sentence of imprisonment) of the criminal procedure code to the convict.
The verdict said the prosecution had successfully established its case against the accused beyond a shadow of a doubt by producing ample evidence in court.
According to the prosecution, on Sept 12, 2009 the accused killed his wife after exchanging hot words with her over a domestic issue at their Manzoor Colony home. The police arrested the accused the same day and a case (FIR 355/2009) was registered against him under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Baloch Colony police station on the complaint of one of the victim’s relatives.
The accused was produced in court and the court remanded him back to the prison along with the conviction warrant to serve out the remainder of his sentence.
Two convicted in drug case
A special court for control of narcotic substance (CNS) on Monday sentenced two drug peddlers to life in prison.
The court found Mohammad Anwar and Safar Khan guilty of possessing two kilograms of hashish.
Judge Nuzhat Ara Alvi of the Special CNS Court-II pronounced the judgment after recording statements of witnesses and hearing final arguments from both sides.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs1 million on each convict and in case of default they would have to undergo an additional six-month imprisonment.
According to the prosecution, acting on a lead the excise police intercepted a truck on Hub River Road on Aug 19, 2005 and recovered two kilo hashish concealed in the vehicle and arrested the suspect.
A case was registered against him under Section 6 and 9-C of the Control of Narcotic Substances Act, 1997.
Two ‘gangsters’ remanded
Two alleged members of the Lyari gang warfare were remanded in the CID police custody in a number of cases till Oct 4.
The CID claimed to have arrested Rauf Baloch and Mohammad Iqbal alias Captain in Gulshan-i-Iqbal after a shoot-out on Sept 25.
A judicial magistrate (east) remanded the suspects in police custody in two cases registered under Sections 324 (attempted murder), 353, 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code and Section 13-D of the Pakistan Arms Ordinance, 1965.
The same suspects were also remanded in police custody by a judicial magistrate (west) in cases registered against them under Sections 13-E of the Arms Ordinance, 4/5 of the Explosive Substance Act and 6 and 9-C of the Control of Narcotic Substances Act.According to the prosecution, the CID police carried out a raid in Gulshan-i-Iqbal and apprehended the suspects after an encounter and seized illicit weapons from them. The CID also seized explosives, illicit weapons and hashish in a Pak Colony locality on a lead provided by the suspects, it added.