Pak court upholds 14 year sentence to rapists
Lahore: A Pakistani court has upheld a 14-year sentence awarded to two men convicted for raping two Japanese students in this eastern city in 2007.
A division bench of the Lahore High Court headed by Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry yesterday dismissed the appeals by Adil Maqsood and Fahad Butt against the sentence awarded to them by an anti-terrorism court.
In its order, the bench observed that "the criminal act had tarnished the image of Pakistan in the world".
In March 2007, Maqsood, Butt and three accomplices had raped two Japanese students in a house in Garden Town neighbourhood.
They had invited the girls to a party and administered them alcoholic drinks before assaulting them.
The anti-terrorism court had acquitted the three other men.
Maqsood and Butt had claimed they were wrongly implicated in the case and police had no direct evidence against them.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Intolerance issue: Proud to be Indian, won't leave country, says Aamir Khan
- Watch: Chicago cop shoots a 17-year-old black man 16 times
- Army camp attacked in J&K's Kupwara; three JeM terrorists, one civilian killed
- WATCH: Rahul Gandhi asks 'Is Swachh Bharat working', Mount Carmel girls yell 'Yessss'
- Aamir Khan's 12-day mystery: From lauding Modi's 'positive India' to dubbing India as 'intolerant'