The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge,Sanjay Sandhir,on Tuesday awarded a 10-year prison term to a retired army subedar who was earlier convicted for the rape of three minor girls.
The court on Tuesday awarded the prison term of 10-years under Section 376 (2) of the IPC and a fine of Rs 5,000 to the retired army subedar,Nand Kishore,for luring the minor girls to sexual exploitation.
The court also handed down the sentence of 3-months under Section 294 of IPC to the accused for showing obscene pictures to the girls to lure them into sexual exploitation and a sentence of 5-years under Section 377 of IPC and a fine of Rs 3,000 for having unnatural sex with the girls. The sentence under Section 294 and 377 will run concurrently with the 10-year prison term.
Last week the army official was convicted of raping three minor girls,and the court also held him guilty of showing obscene pictures to the girls to sexually exploit them The court had earlier acquitted the retired army person under the Child Protection Act (CPA).
Prosecution counsel,Amarjeet Singh,said that the punishment under CPA for harassment and sexual exploitation of the girls couldnt be applied in the case as the act was implemented in November 2012 while the incident of rape had taken place prior to that.
Police had booked the retired army person on 6 September 2012 for the rape of three minor girls and a case was registered at the Sector 20 police station.
Police had booked him for raping three minor girls at his residence in the city and a case was slapped against him for showing obscene pictures to the minor girls and later raping them and calling them to his residence on the pretext of giving them toffees and money.
Police had also registered a case against him for telling the children not to report their exploitation to their parents. However,the court last week acquitted the retired subedar of the threat charges that were slapped against him under Section 506 of the IPC. Prosecution counsel,Amarjeet Singh,said that the statements of the victims were a key evidence in the case.
The Defence counsel had rebutted the police case on the ground that some neighbours owed the retired army person some money and when he started asking them to repay it they didnt return the money due to which they got a false case registered against him.