ATC awards 50-year imprisonment to two accused in terrorism cases

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism court-IX (ATC-IX) on Thursday awarded combined fifty-year imprisonment to two accused, Muhammad Noman and Usman Ghani, in different terrorism cases.

ATC- IX awarded both accused 10-year imprisonment & a fine of Rs 50,000 in section 324, two-year imprisonment & a fine of Rs 10,000 in section 353, 14-year imprisonment & fine of Rs 50,000 in section 23IA, 14-year imprisonment in section 6(2) ee and 10-year imprisonment & fine of Rs 50,000 in section 7(b) of Pakistan Penal Code. All the sentence will undergo together.

Police produced the accused before the ATC-IX judge under tight security. ATC-IX Judge pronounced the verdict after recording the evidence & statements of witnesses and hearing the arguments from both sides.

According to prosecution, accused were involved in an encounter with police and attempt to kill some cops in 2013 within the jurisdiction of Eidgah police station.

The case FIR 220/13, 221/13, 222/13, 223/13, and 224/13 were registered under section 353(assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 324(attempt to murder), 186(Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 34(common intention) Act at Eidgah police station.

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