MULTAN: An anti-terrorism courtroom decide on Thursday acquitted Ghulam Rasool Chotu, the ringleader of Chotu gang, and his accomplices of homicide, try on life, police encounter, kidnap for ransom, theft and theft in two circumstances lodged in opposition to them in Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh.
The judgment was pronounced by ATC No 12 (camped at New Central Jail) Choose Masood Arshad. Those that stood trial had been acquitted of expenses due to inadequate proof by the prosecution in opposition to them. FIRs had been lodged underneath sections 302/365, 353/186, 324/379 and 148/149 of the Pakistan Penal Code.
In response to the FIR lodged with the Dera Ghazi Khan Saddar police, Chotu and his accomplices attacked a brief verify put up of police and killed constables Naeem Haidar and Kashif Shahzad apart from injuring constables Abdul Ghaffar, Rashid Minhas and Abdul Karim.
The accused fled after snatching the weapon from the police.
In response to the FIR lodged in 2013 with the Bait Hazaar Khan Police Station, Chotu, Khalid, alias Khalidi, and Ishaq, alias Saqi, kidnapped Siddique for a Rs5million ransom.
In March 2019, one other ATC sentenced Chotu and his 19 accomplices to demise on 18 counts, apart from slapping a Rs6.2m nice on them.
They had been handed down the sentence underneath Part 302 of the PPC, learn with Part 149 of the PPC, Part 7(a) of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997 and Part three of the Explosive Substance Act 1908.
Two minor convicts Qasim and Samad had been handed down life phrases on 19 counts every whereas every of the 22 convicts had been requested to pay Rs6.2m nice. Additionally, Kabil, Hazara, Nawab, Meer Haji, Shehzada, Ameen, Khuda Bakhsh, Qasim, Habib, Sanaullah, Lala, Nadir, Nasarullah, Ghulam Bani, Dareehan, Mujeet, Sabar Din, Ahmed, Aslam, Matara, Saiva, Bashir, Abdullah, Haji Abdul Ghani, Rahib, Challo and Jan Muhammad have been declared proclaimed offenders.
Challans of the circumstances had been submitted in 2016 and a complete 56 witnesses had recorded their statements.
9 circumstances had been filed in opposition to Chotu gang in Rahim Yar Khan.
Police backed by army helicopters raided the gang’s hideouts in April 2016. Assist from the military was wanted the police misplaced six personnel in an operation in opposition to the gang.
Printed in Daybreak, August 28th, 2020