PESHAWAR: A local court here on Wednesday convicted a man of narcotics trafficking and sentenced him to life imprisonment with a fine of Rs500,000.
Additional district and sessions judge Attaullah Jan pronounced that the prosecution proved its case beyond any shadow of doubt against the accused facing trial named Mohammad Imtiaz, a resident of Mandi Bahauddin.
The court observed that though the case was covered under section 9(D) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Control of Narcotics Substance Act for which normal punishment was death, yet being first offender, the same was considered as a mitigating circumstance by awarding lesser punishment to the accused.
The court also extended benefit of section 382-B of the Code of Criminal Procedure to the accused under which his period of detention prior to his conviction would be counted in his prison term.
An assistant public prosecutor, Umerzeb, appeared for the state and stated that the FIR of the occurrence was registered at Chamkani police station on May 14, 2022, under section 9(D) of the KP CNSA. He stated that the quantity of the recovered contraband was two kilogrammes.