Man awarded 10-year jail term in rape case

LAHORE, Jan 28 (APP): A special court on Tuesday handed down 10-year jail term to the culprit in a rape case.

The court also imposed Rs 300,000 fine on the convict, Waheed Tariq Butt.

He would undergo six months additional imprisonment in case of non-payment of the fine, the court ordered.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Chaudhry Rehmat Ali, presiding officer of the special court dealing with gender-based violence cases, conducted the trial proceedings and announced the verdict after hearing arguments of parties and recording statements of the witnesses.

According to the prosecution, Waheed Tariq had molested a 17-year girl in limits of Mughal pura police station.

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