Tayyaba torture case: IHC extends sentence for judge, wife

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday has  extended the jail term of a suspended judge and his wife who were found guilty of torturing their child maid, NewsOne reported.

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The verdict comes after Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had ordered on June 4 the IHC to decide on the appeals filed by Suspended Additional District and Sessions Judge Raja Khurram Ali Khan and his wife Maheen Zafar.

The two member bench, comprising Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, rejected the appeals of the suspended judge and his wife, and further increased their sentences.

The suspended judge and his wife had challenged their one year prison sentences and fines imposed on them by the High Court after being convicted to torturing their child maid Tayyaba.

The court also issued a 46-page judgement on the case.

Earlier, Islamabad High Court has sentenced one years imprisonment and a fine of worth 50,0000 rupees to the Additional Judge Khurram Khan his wife Maheen Zafar in ‘Tayyaba torture case’.

The case went for a year long, as the IHC judge Justice Aamer Farooq reserved the judgment on March 27th after hearing the arguments from both sides.

Tayyaba a 12 years old minor, maid was tortured by judge’s wife sparking nationwide outrage over the abuse of power.

Tayyaba was sent to the Sweet Homes, an orphanage which provides facilities of boarding, education, sports and co-curricular facilities to homeless children, till the identity of her true parents was established.

The incident was reported on 16th December 2016.

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