KARACHI - The Judge of Anti Terrorist Court (ATC) No 1, Syed Hassan Shah Bukhari, on Monday pronounced life imprisonment to Adnan Ahmed Khan and Naila after their proved involvement in kidnapping for ransom case. The court also imposed fine of Rs0.1 million and directed to seize their properties, while in case of non-payment of the fine, they would undergo for further one year of imprisonment. Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Mohammad Khan Buriro proved the involvement of the accused in the crime, as at least 13 witnesses had recorded their statements before the court. According to the prosecutor, the accused had kidnapped a boy Arslan, 8, son of Akbar Gull, on August 13, 2008, from Teacher Society located in the jurisdictions of Sachal police station, and took Arslan to Metrovil area. Later, they made a telephone call to the victims uncle Waheed and demanded for ransom of Rs one billion. Meanwhile, the accused family approached the Anti Violent Crime Cell (AVCC) to launch the said complaints, where, on the advice of the AVCC police officials, they agreed to pay the ransom. The accused had asked them to pay the ransom in Metrovil area on August 15, 2008, where the abducted boy was kept. When the boys uncle reached there to pay the ransom, the AVCC police conducted raid and arrested the accused and also recovered the ransom amount and the kidnapped boy, who was kept at Nailas house. Meanwhile, in another case, the Judicial Magistrate District (West) Rasool Bukhsh, directed the five alleged accomplices of extremist leader Baitullah Mehsud to the police custody till July 4. The accused including Rehmat Gull, Faiz Rasool, Saeed Muhammed Mehsud, Farooq Mehsud and Pervaiz alias Azeem who were arrested by the special police unit for their alleged association with the banned outfit of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Earlier, the police had recovered two Kalashnikovs, two pistols, a stolen car and cash from their possession. The police launched cases against them under section 353-324 and 13D. These accused have been charged for sending the looted money, from the robberies conducted in Karachi, to Baitullah Mehsud through Karachi chief of TTP, Sabihullah. According to the IO of the case, their arrests were made from Kunwari Colony of the Manghopir area after a brief encounter. The accused were involved in robberies at the banks, highways and other criminal activities including fund generation for the TTP chief Baitullah.