PAKISTAN: MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERING COP
June 16, 2022:
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) sentenced on 14 June 2022 an accused to death for murdering a police official in the Gulshan-e-Behar neighbourhood in August last year. (Sources: The news, 15/06/2022)
The accused, Muhammad Asif, alias Bhaya, was booked for shooting Assistant Sub-Inspector Akram Khan dead at a roadside eatery on 29 August 2021.
Pronouncing that the prosecution had successfully proved its case against the accused, the ATC-XVI judge awarded him death penalty on two counts for the murder of the policeman and spreading terror under the Section 7(a) of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).
The court directed the convict to pay an amount of Rs200,000 to the legal heirs of the deceased as compensation. He was handed down additional imprisonment of 10 years for the offence punishable under the Section 7(1)(h) of the ATA and another seven years for the offence defined under the Section 25 of the Sindh Arms Act. All the sentences will run concurrently. The convict is required to pay a collective fine of Rs60,000 and on default, he would have to serve six-month imprisonment.
According to the FIR, ASI Syed Zafar Hussain Shah, the complainant of the case, and the deceased cop while investigating a criminal case lodged at the Manghopir police station were waiting at a hotel in Gulshan-e-Behar Sector 16 for an informer when the accused turned up and opened fire on them, as a result of which, Khan died on the spot.