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Four police officials sentenced to six months in prison for fake encounter

Four police officials sentenced to six months in prison for fake encounter
December 15, 2020

KARACHI (92 News) - The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday sentenced four police officials, who found guilty in fake encounter, to six-month imprisonment.

Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Najaf, head constable Rana Tariq, Bagh Ali, and Sher Gopang, posted at North Nazimabad police station, were taken into custody from outside the courtroom after the court pronounced the verdict.

The SHC found them guilty of staging a fake encounter and sentenced them to six-month imprisonment. The court also directed them to furnish a fine of Rs50,000 each. The fake shootout had taken place on August 22, 2018.

On December 7, the SHC had ordered the registration of a criminal case against a police assistant sub-inspector and four other police officials for allegedly killing two suspects in a fake police encounter.