Man acquitted in extortion case

KARACHI: Anti-Terrorism Court-I (ATC-I) on Friday acquitted one suspect, Amir Manzoor, in an extortion case due to lack of evidence.

ATC-I Judge pronounced the verdict after recording evidence of witnesses and hearing arguments from both sides.

Suspect Amir was also booked in two connected cases registered under Sections 353, 324 and 34 of the PPC and 13-D of the Arms Ordinance. However, the court also acquitted him from these cases for lack of evidence.

However, during the testimony before the court the witness refused to identify the accused as extortionist and the court acquitted he suspect.

According to the prosecution, the accused had demanded Rs30000 extortion money from a dental technician Abdul Salam in Gulshan-e-Iqbal on 3rd May 2013.

The police arrested the suspect as he was collecting extortion money in Gulshan-e-Iqbal in May 2013.

A case FIR No, (274, 275, 276) were registered under Sections 386 (extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt) and 353, 324,13-D of the Arms Ordinance 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act at the Gulshan-e-Iqbal police station.