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Wasim Akram pardons firing suspects

KARACHI: A judicial magistrate disposed of on Tuesday a case of firing on the car of former captain of Pakistan cricket team Wasim Akram after both parties reached an out-of-court settlement.

Retired Colonel Amir-ur-Rehman, his driver Altaf Ahmed and guard Salahuddin, alias Commando, had been booked for allegedly making an attempt on the life of the legendary cricketer in August 2015 by firing a shot which hit a tyre of the former fast bowler’s Mercedes. Mr Akram was the complainant in the case and in the previous hearing, the court had issued a bailable warrant against the former captain over his extended absence in the case.

The former fast bowler with his lawyer turned up before the court on Tuesday and informed the magistrate that he was not eager to press charges and he had already told the same to the police in his statement.

He added that they reached an out-of-court settlement and he pardoned the suspects. While allowing the compromise application, the magistrate disposed of the case and discharged the suspects.

According to the prosecution, the former cricketer was on his way to the National Stadium on Aug 5 when a vehicle hit his car on Karsaz Road and after an exchange of hot words, one of the suspects allegedly fired a shot which hit a tyre of the former fast bowler’s Mercedes.

A case was registered under Sections 324 (attempted murder), 337-H (2) (hurt by rash or negligent act), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of 50 rupees) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Bahadurabad police station.

However, the offence of attempted murder was not included in the charge sheet.

courtesy : dawn news

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