An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday awarded 14-year-jail term to a man and three-year-imprisonment to his mother over a rape bid against a girl and throwing acid on her, causing loss of her one eye.
The court ordered the male convict, Danish, to pay Rs1,000,000 and his mother, Nasreen Bibi, to pay Rs20,000 as compensation to the victim, Yasmin.
It also imposed a fine of Rs50,000 each on both the convicts. The convicts would face further jail in case of non-payment.
Nasreen was accounts in-charge in a factory at Manga Mandi where Yasmin also used to work. Yasmin used to visit Nasreen’s house due to late factory hours.
On June 5, 2011, Nasreen brought Yasmin to her residence as both were late from the factory.
As per the FIR, Dansih tried to rape Yasmin while she was asleep. She offered resistance and shouted which infuriated Dansih and he threw acid on her.
The victim also accused Nasreen of abetting her son in throwing acid on her.
Later, Manga Mandi police registered a case against the son and his mother and produced challan before the court.
judicial remand: Judicial Magistrate Malik Shafique Ahmed on Tuesday sent contractor Khalid Rauf, an accused of constructing a substandard pedestrian bridge on Ring Road which collapsed just after two years of its construction causing death of a truck driver, to jail on 14-day judicial remand.
North Cantt police produced the accused before the magisterial court and sought seven-day extension in his physical remand to carry out further investigation.
Meanwhile, a brother of the deceased and his seven daughters and wife submitted affidavits before the court, stating that it was a traffic accident and they did not want to proceed with the case.
On this, the court has sent the accused on 14-day judicial remand with directions to police to produce him before court again by July 17.
processing fee: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday barred all education boards in Punjab from collecting processing fee from the students of private educational institutions.
Justice Shujaat Ali Khan issued this order on a petition moved by a student of private school and sought replies from the education secretary and chairmen of boards.
The petitioner, Khaild Mahmood, through his counsel contended that Punjab government had waived registration fee, admission fee and processing fee for the students of public institutions but the same was being collected from the private students which was a discriminatory act and violation of fundamental rights.
After hearing the initial arguments, the court issued a stay order against collecting processing fee and issued notices to the respondents.
The next date of hearing will be fixed by Lahore High Court registrar’s office.
Factory collapse case: Additional District and Sessions Judge Malik Tariq Mehmood Zargham on Tuesday sought complete record from the prosecution by July 4 (today) on post-arrest bail plea of Zubair Iqbal, a director of Orient Labs, allegedly involved in showing criminal negligence in his factory collapse which claimed lives of 26 labourers.