Two get five-year jail in extortion case

September 22, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court-V (ATC-V) on Tuesday sentenced two accused Naeem and Sohail to five years imprisonment, however, it acquitted third accused Ayaz in money extortion case.

According to prosecution, Naeem and Sohail were found guilty of demanding extortion of Rs 1 million from Mohammad Ramzan and hurling threats of killing him in case of non-payment within the jurisdiction of Ittehad Town police station, but Ayaz was found not guilty in the case.

ATC-V judge pronounced the verdict after recording evidences of witnesses and final arguments from both sides. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 on them.

The case FIR 190/2013 was registered under Section 385 (putting person in fear of injury in order to commit extortion) and 386(Extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt) of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7of the Anti-Terrorism Act at the Ittehad Town Police Station.

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