A fast-track court on Thursday sentenced a judicial officer for rape and deceiving a woman who asked him for legal assistance in 2018, the GNS news agency reported.
“The conclusion that emerges from the discussion is that all the evidence on record unerringly point toward the guilt of the accused,” said Khalil Choudhary, president of the Fast-Track Jammu Court, according to GNS, while holding sub-judge Rakesh Kumar Abrol guilty of raping and cheating a woman on the pretext of providing her with legal assistance.
“There is complete chain of events and facts to indicate that within all human probability the crime was committed by the accused (Abrol) and all the circumstances brought on record and established are consistent with the guilt of (Abrol) and inconsistent with his innocence,” as Choudhary observed.
When Abrol was convicted of the crimes under Section 420 (fraud) and 376 (rape), the court will publish the sentence on Saturday.
The court further stated: “Persons of influence, keeping in view their reach, impact and authority they wield on the general public or the specific class to which they belong owe a duty and have to be more responsible they are expected to know and perceive the meaning of authority and law with experience and knowledge. It is reasonable to hold that they would be careful in their lives the reasonable man’s test would always take into consideration the maker.”