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Additional District and Sessions Judge (Central), Rashida Siddiqui, convicted and awarded 10 years’ imprisonment to Sabir Masih, who had thrown acid in the face of a woman, Zarina, in 2010.


The court thoroughly concluded that Sabir Masih, a cousin of Zarina, had first forced her into developing an illicit relationship with her.


However, Zarina, a married woman and mother of four, refused to do so and in retaliation, the culprit threw acid in her face and she was seriously injured.


The victim had lodged a complaint against the culprit with the Gulberg police station on December 11, 2010.


The convict was also awarded a fine of Rs500,000.


The court declared that in case of default of fine amount, the convict would have to face another term of one-year imprisonment.


Meanwhile, an accused in a bank fraud case, Umair Meer, whose bail plea had been rejected on Thursday by the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge (South), Shahid Hussain Chandio, ran away from the court premises.


The court, after having declined to confirm the bail of the accused, had passed orders for the arrest of the accused for producing him at the next hearing.


Meer was accused of being involved in hacking bank accounts of different people and banks and having obtained huge sums illegally.


A case against the accused was registered by the FIA authorities, and he after his arrest had moved an application for interim bail. The court had initially allowed him an interim bail but he was also directed to appear before the court for confirmation of the bail.