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Tayyaba torture case: IHC suspends jail terms of ex-judge, wife

Tayyaba torture case: IHC suspends jail terms of ex-judge, wife

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Divisional Bench on Monday suspended the court verdict sentencing a former judge and his wife for one year imprisonment and imposing a fine of Rs 50,000 in Tayyaba torture case.

A two-member bench of the IHC comprises of Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Mian Gul Hassan Aurangzeb conducted the hearing of the case.

The ex-judge and wife had filed a petition against the 1-year jail and 50-thousand fine sentence to both the accused saying that the verdict was given without proper considerations of provisions of law.

The petitioners also requested the court to bar police from arresting them until the court verdict.

The bench while suspended the sentence of ex-judge Raja Khurram and his wife Mehreen Zafar adjourned the hearing till the first week of May.

On December 29, 2016, Tayyaba, a 10-year-old housemaid, was recovered from the house of the judge after receiving complaints of torture from neighbours.

The issue sparked outrage on social media and led to calls for strict and swift justice.

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