ISLAMABAD: CJP Saqib Nisar ordered IHC to decide on the appeal of the accused in Tayyaba torture case.
The accused, Raja Khurram, an additional session judge, and wife Maheen were sentenced to a year in prison with a Rs50,000 fine.
The accused had kept then 10-year-old Tayyaba as a child worker at their home. After a video of mistreatment with the poor girl went viral, a case was filed against the accused.
The child had burn wound on her hand, was beaten with a ladle and detained in a storeroom. A picture of her bruised face was seen on the internet and caused anger towards the husband and wife.
Raja Khurram was charged due to negligence of these mistreatment while wife Maheen for conducting it.
The case was pending in IHC for over a year when Supreme Court had taken suo mottu notice of it.
CJP Nisar had ordered for a quick decision in the case after which IHC handed over the sentence. The sentence consisting of 1 year and 50,000 rupees fine for each of them was later challenged by the accused.
The accused had also submitted bail applications which were approved against surety bonds of Rs50,000.
The case was adjourned after that, however; CJP gave a one-week deadline to IHC to decide on the appeals. The Chief Justice was informed by advocate general Islamabad today that the accused have been sentenced and that the appeals on the verdict are currently pending.
CJP Saqib Nisar said that the children’s rights must be safeguarded at any cost.