Ex-judge, ac­com­plice get death for teen’s mur­der

The Gulf Today - - ASIA - BY TARIQ BUTT / AP

KARACHI: A Pak­istani court has found a for­mer judge and his ac­com­plice guilty of killing the young son of an­other for­mer judge and sen­tenced them to death.

Si kan darla shari an dir fan ben­gali had been charged with mur­der­ing 19-year-old Aqib Sha­hani, the son of for­mer judge Khalid Sha­hani, in the city of Hyderabad. The ver­dicts were an­nounced in open court on Satur­day.

Pak­istani me­dia have re­ported that Aqib Sha­hani was in love with Lashari’s daugh­ter but Lashari was against the re­la­tion­ship.

More than 20 wit­ness est est ii ed against them and au­thor­i­ties said they con­fessed to the crime dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Prose­cu­tors say the young Sha­hani was trav­el­ling with his mother and two sis­ters in a car when gun­men blocked his way. They dragged Sha­hani out of the car and shot him to death on Feb.19, 2014. Four sus­pects are still wanted.

Aqib aka Kashif was driv­ing his car when gun­men in an­other ve­hi­cle in­ter­cepted him on Thandi Sarak, got him out and sprayed him with bul­lets. His mother, two sis­ters and a cousin were with him in the car.

His cousin, Hu­nain Hus­sain, later lodged the case with po­lice against unidentiied cul­prits.

On Feb.26, 2014, the vic­tim’s fam­ily moved an ap­pli­ca­tion re­quest­ing the court to grant per­mis­sion un­der Sec­tion 197 of the Code of Crim­i­nal Pro­ce­dure (CRPC) to pros­e­cute Lashari for the teenager’s mur­der. Four sus­pects in­clud­ing Ghu­lam Ab­bas Siyal and Barkat Lashari are ab­scond­ing in the case.

The state­ments of at least 22 wit­nesses were recorded over the course of the case pro­ceed­ings. In Sep­tem­ber 2017, an ATC had re­jected an ap­pli­ca­tion of Lashari seek­ing the trans­fer of the mur­der case to a ses­sions court for trial.

Aqib Sha­hani

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