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Court sentences rape convict J&K judge to 10 years imprisonment

Last Updated on October 23, 2021 at 5:07 pm

Fast track court Jammu and Kashmir sentenced a rape convict ‘judge’ for 10 years of imprisonment and fine of Rs 50,000 on Saturday.

Two days after convicting a judicial officer for rape and cheating a woman, who had sought legal help in 2018, a fast track court in Jammu on Saturday sentenced him.

The convict, Rajesh Kumar Abrol of Jammu, has also been sentenced to seven years of jail and a fine of Rs 20,000. Arbol was a sub-judge before being tried for rape and cheating.

Fast track court judge Khalil Choudhary said both sentences shall run concurrently.

“It is not only the duty of the court, but social and legal obligations are clearly enjoined upon it to impose adequate punishment according to law while taking into consideration not only in the crime, but also the criminal,” the court said, adding, that furthermore, deterrence and reformation are primarily social goals.