Three accused in Kasur video scandal get life imprisonment


LAHORE: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Tuesday sentenced three accused of horrific Kasur child sexual abuse scandal to life imprisonment.
The ATC-II, Lahore, convicted Haseem Ahmed, Waseem Sindhi and Aleem Asif to life imprisonment and imposed Rs300,000 fine on each.
The police took action against the gang after protests by the residents of the area and media reports. A JIT was also formed to probe the scam, which confirmed 20 victims of child sexual abuse. However, the Human Rights Commission of Paksitan (HRCP) in a report stated that a much larger number of children were victims of the crime.
The cases were heard by the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) and in 2016 two men, Haseem Amir and Faizan Majeed were awarded life sentences under Pakistan Penal Code Section 377 and 385 and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act with additional penalty of paying Rs300,000 to each of the victims. Failure to pay the penalties would result in further sentencing.


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