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Tayabba Torture Case: Judge, wife awarded one year imprisonment

Tayabba Torture Case: Judge, wife awarded one year imprisonment
April 17, 2018
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Islamabad High Court on Tuesday sentenced one year imprisonment to a former additional district and session judge and his wife in Tayabba torture case. A single bench of the IHC announced the verdict awarding one-year imprisonment to Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife Maheen Zafar and directed them to pay a fine of Rs50,000 each. Both were found guilty of employing an underage child as domestic worker under section 328-A (cruelty to a child) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). The IHC had reserved its verdict on March 28 after hearing the arguments at large from both sides. It is pertinent here to mention that Tayyaba torture case came to the fore when the pictures of the 10-year old girl went viral on social media with internet users claiming that the maid works at additional sessions judge Khurram Ali Khan’s house and was subjected to severe torture by the family she worked for. Tayyaba, after being recovered by the law enforcement agencies, claimed that she fell from stairs but in the statement recorded for the First Information Report (FIR), the girl stated that she was tortured by the judge’s family. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar had taken suo motu notice of the case of torture on the 10-year old.