Jammu : Man sentenced to 10 years Rigorous Imprisonment in Rape case

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3rd Additional Sessions Judge Jammu Haq Nawaz Zargar on Tuesday awarded 10 years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) to Amir Sheikh, son of Mushtaq Ahmed, resident of Udharana, Tehsil Bhadarwah, District Doda, in a rape case.

According to the prosecution, the victim (name withheld) on June 14, 2014, filed a written report in the Police Station.

On the basis of this report, FIR No. 78 of 2014 under Section 376 RPC was registered. In the report, it was mentioned that victim belongs to Bhadarwah and is doing P.G.D.H.E from IGNOU Canal Road Jammu.

On June 7, 2014, she had gone to Bhadarwah to meet her parents and in Bhadarwah Bazaar she met one Amir Sheikh, a resident of Udharana Bhadarwah.

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He told her that he had done his P.G last year and he is having a project with him, which he can provide her. She used to talk to him regarding a project on the telephone.

On June 12, 2014, she came back to Jammu. Amir Sheikh called her so as to provide her the project. On this, she told him that she is going to Jammu and she did not need the project now.

On this Amir Sheikh told her that he too is going to Jammu on June 13, 2014, and he can provide the project over there.

On June 13, 2014 she was in her house at about 8:30 in evening, Amir Sheikh came to her house. The victim offered her glass of water and enquired from him about the project.

Accused replied that he had not brought the same and pushed the victim on the bed, gagged her mouth with a hand and committed rape with her, further threatened her not to disclose it to anyone or to police, otherwise he will defame her and went out.

3rd Additional Sessions Judge Jammu Haq Nawaz Zargar after hearing Surekha Bhat (Kaw), Additional Public Prosecutor for the State whereas Advocate A.K Shan for the accused awarded 10 years rigorous imprisonment and fine Rs of Rs. 30,000 to accused.