Police officer in Mirpur sentenced to death for murder

Published December 2, 2021
A gavel rests on a table in this file photo. — AFP/File
A gavel rests on a table in this file photo. — AFP/File

ABBOTTABAD: The police on Wednesday arrested an additional station house officer of Mirpur police station from the premises of a court after an additional sessions judge awarded him death penalty and 10 years imprisonment in a murder case.

The police officer, Mohammad Iqbal, had shot dead the victim, Qasim Khan on May 15, 2015, in Thanda Maira area of the city police station limits.

At completion of the case trial, an additional sessions judge had awarded him life imprisonment and imposed a fine on him under section 319 of PPC. However, the victim’s family had filed an appeal in the Peshawar High Court, Abbottabad Circuit Bench, against the lower court’s decision.

The PHC Circuit Bench had moved the case to the trial court of additional sessions judge-IV to decide it on merit.

After hearing the case on the basis of facts and evidence, the judge sentenced the police officer to death under section 302 and 10 years imprisonment along with imposition of fine under section 324.

Published in Dawn, December 2nd, 2021

Opinion

Editorial

Yemen atrocity
Updated 23 Jan, 2022

Yemen atrocity

The sooner this war is ended, the better, to halt the suffering of Yemen's people and ensure security of all regional states.
23 Jan, 2022

Regressive taxation

THE FBR appears to have kicked up a new and unnecessary controversy by serving notices on currency dealers to ...
23 Jan, 2022

Medico-legal flaws

ON Friday, a 13-page verdict authored by Justice Ali Zia Bajwa of the Lahore High Court revealed a shocking fact...
Updating the economy
22 Jan, 2022

Updating the economy

GDP rebasing doesn’t make countries or people richer; it is just about updated data for policymakers to make informed decisions.
22 Jan, 2022

Covid curbs

CONSIDERING the steep rise in Covid-19 cases in the country over the past few days, the government decided on...
22 Jan, 2022

Cricket hope

SIX Pakistan players named across three teams of the year announced by the ICC is a testament to an uplifting 2021...