Quetta court sentences an accused to 12 years RI for involvement in child abuse
Staff Reporter :
A local court in Quetta sentenced an accused to 12 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 200,000 for his involvement in child abuse. Session Judge Sariab, Mr. Tariq Anwar Kasi announced the judgment on Friday.
According to the prosecution, an accused identified as Abdul Ghaffar was subjecting children to sexual abuse in his shop. In January 2020, police registered a case against the accused and arrested him. Police presented the challan of the case in this court.
After completion of the arguments of the lawyers, Judge Tariq Anwar Kasi sentenced the accused Abdul Ghaffar to 12 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 2 lakh. In case of non-payment of fine, the accused will be given 6 more months.
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