10-year jail term handed down to accused in rape case

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LAHORE:A special court on Tuesday handed down 10-year jail term to an accused involved in a rape case besides imposing a fine of Rs 100,000 on him.

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

According to prosecution, accused Amir Naeem had raped a girl in limits of South Cantt police station in 2014. The prosecution produced eight witnesses against the accused during the trial. APP/AFP

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