ATTOCK Nov 27: The court on Thursday awarded death sentence to a man and life imprisonment to his wife for killing a married woman when she demanded loan in December last year.
Additional district and sessions judge Attock Chaudhry Abdul Haq on Thursday awarded death sentence to Pervez and life imprisonment to his wife Ifat Bibi besides a fine of Rs10,000 each in a murder case. While the convict will also pay compensation of Rs50,000 to the deceased’s heirs and if they failed to pay the amount they would undergo an additional six-month imprisonment. The convicts strangled a woman Rehana Bibi on Dec 7, 2007 and threw her body in a deserted well near Railway ground Attock city.
Meanwhile district and sessions judge Attock Malik Mohammad Rafique awarded life imprisonment to two brothers Muhammad Safdar and Amer Afzal residents of Pind Sultani village and also imposed fine of Rs200,000 on them in a murder case. While third co-accused Amir Usman was acquitted of the murder charges.
The Basal police have registered a murder case against all of three accused persons on Feb 13, 2007 on killing a village fellow Muhammad Younis over a matrimonial dispute.
PRISONERS RELEASED: As many as 53 under trail prisoners were released from the district jail Attock on Thursday against the surety bonds. They were involved in petty crimes.
The under-trail prisoners were released on the order of district and session judge Attock Mohammad Tariq Abbassi during his monthly jail visit. The district judge urged the released prisoners to avoid indulge in the crime again and take part in the healthy activities of the society.
Among others jail officials, the superintendent jail Attock Syed Babar Ali were also present on the occasion.
Later, the district judge visited different departments of the jail including women and juvenile barracks, kitchen and hospital. He also tastes the quality of meal, which was being prepared at the jail’s kitchen and directed the jail officials to provide facilities to the jail inmates as per jail manual.
Complaint: A Union Council nazim on Thursday asked district police officer (DPO) to register a criminal case against unknown thieves for stealing a signboard of the Union Council from Attock-Kamra road near district police line.
Attock-II UC Nazim Rana Shaukat Ali Khan submitted the complaint to DPO Fakhar Sultan Raja, alleging that some unknown persons have stolen the signboard installed on Attock-Kamra road near district police line for the public convenience and sought an immediate action against the culprits.