An anti-terrorism court has ruled in a motorway abuse case
LAHORE: The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has pronounced its verdict in the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway rape case. The court has sentenced two main accused Abid Malhi and Shafqat alias Baga to death. According to details, the anti-terrorism court had yesterday reserved the verdict in the motorway abuse case which has now been heard. Anti-terrorism court Judge Arshad Hussain Bhatta delivered the verdict after nearly six months of court proceedings in Camp Jail Lahore.
Both the accused have been sentenced to life imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 50,000. A woman was raped on the motorway between the nights of September 9 and 10 last year. In September last year, a woman was on her way to Gujranwala via Eastern Bypass from Defense with her children when two accused raped her on the Lahore-Sialkot Motorway. Was targeted.
When the vehicle ran out of petrol, the woman parked her car on the side of the road. The accused first came and robbed her, then took the children hostage and raped her. After the incident, Shafqat Bagak was taken into custody from Depalpur while the police arrested the accused Abid Malhi from his close relative’s house in Manga Mandi.
Accused Shafqat Baga was arrested on September 14 while Abdul Malachi was arrested on October 12. Both the accused were remanded in custody for 25 days. During the investigation, a pistol was recovered from accused Abid Malhi while a stick was recovered from accused Shafqat Baga. Inspector Zulfiqar Cheema completed the interrogation of the accused and presented the challan in court. The accused had recorded the statement before the Judicial Magistrate of Kent Court.
The accused had also made an intermittent denial in the anti-terrorism court. The jail in the motorway abuse case was opened on February 24.
The accused were indicted on March 3, 2020, while the court completed the jail trial of the case in a short span of 17 days. Two days ago, the Lahore Anti-Terrorism Court heard the statements of all the witnesses and the arguments of the parties. According to which two main accused Abid Malhi and Shafqat alias Baga were sentenced to death. Both the accused were sentenced to life imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 50,000. Has gone