MULTAN    -   Additional Sessions Court on Satur­day awarded 20-year rigorous im­prisonment and imposed fine Ru­pees one million on an accused for child molestation, in limits of Basti Malook Police Station.

According to prosecution, an outlaw namely Rizwan son of Mu­hammad Ramzan, resident of Basti Taragar, committed this heinous crime on March 23, 2020. 

Additional Sessions Judge Zul­fiqar Ahmed Nadeem announced the punishment. In case of non-pay­ment, the accused will have to face jail of another six months.

SIX ARRESTED WITH NARCOTICS

Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested six alleged drug-ped­dlers and recovered narcotics from their possession. During the ongo­ing drive against drug-peddlers, the teams of different police sta­tions conducted raids and arrested six drug pushers identified as M Shabbir, Nasir Sanawar, Kamran, Mukhtiar Khan, Qaisar Khan and Ghulam Murtaza and recovered 3.5-kg hashish and 40 liters liquor from them. Cases have been regis­tered against the accused.

THREE SHOS TRANSFERRED

Sialkot District Police Officer M Faisal Kamran has transferred three Station House Officers (SHOs) and posted them in different police sta­tions. According to police sources, sub-inspector M Ali has been trans­ferred from Police Lines, Sialkot to SHO Airport; Sub-Inspector Gh­ulam Murtaza Cheema from Police Lines, Sialkot to SHO Police Station City Daska and Sub-Inspector Javed Yaqoob Nagra from Focal Person Circle, Pasrur to SHO Police Station Bambanwala.

Meanwhile, Sambarial Assistant Commissioner Maheen Fatima im­posed a fine of Rs50,000 on the owner of a brick kiln for not con­verting his kiln into zigzag tech­nology. On the direction of Deputy Commissioner Abdullah Khurram Niazi, the AC inspected the brick kiln in Firdouspura area and found old bull trench technology which was causing pollution. 

Moreover, DO Industries Rashida Batul checked the prices of food items in Cantonment area and im­posed a fine of Rs40,000 on vendors who were selling fruits, vegetables and other items on high rates.

WHEAT SMUGGLING BID FOILED, 1500 WHEAT BAGS RECOVERED

Food department here on Satur­day has foiled wheat smuggling bid and recovered 1500 bags of wheat. District Food Controller (DFC) Ah­mad Javed raided and seized two trucks loaded with wheat at Jalal­pur interchange as 1500 wheat bags were being smuggled to Sindh from Lodhran. The case has also been registered against the ac­cused. The wheat smuggling bid was foiled through strict blockade by food department.

DFC Ahmed Javed said that the pickets have been established at all exit ways across the district. He further informed that over 10,000 wheat bags smuggling bid was foiled during one month. The flour of seized wheat would be provided to citizens on govern­ment rates, he added.