Court hands two police officials life term in murder case


LODHRAN: Two police officials including a former station house officer (SHO) and a sub-inspector were sentenced to life imprisonment Wednesday along with a fine of Rs 100,000 each in Dunyapur in a murder case.

According to a report in the local media, Additional District and Session Court Judge Afaq Ahmed Jaja awarded life imprisonment to convicts former Jalla Araein SHO Sheikh Akbar, sub-inspector Zafar Iqbal and Ashfaq for murder.

As per the prosecution, in October 2014, SHO Akbar arrested a private person, Qari Afzal, in Jabalpur Pirwala, who later died due to police torture while in custody. Afzal’s brother submitted an application against the police officials and took the case to court.

On Wednesday, when the court announced the verdict, only sub-inspector Zafar was present and subsequently arrested in court. However, former SHO Akbar and his servant Ashfaq could not be arrested.

Meanwhile, six other co-accused were released for lack of proof.