Ex BSF DIG among five held guilty in J&K sex scandal

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Chandigarh, May 30 (IANS) A former BSF DIG and four others were held guilty by a Special Court here on Wednesday in the 2006 sex scandal in Jammu and Kashmir in which several minor girls were sexually exploited.

Those convicted are former Border Security Force Deputy Inspector General (DIG) K.C. Padi, former Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammed Ashraf Mir, Maqsood Ahmad, Shabir Ahmad Langoo and Shabir Ahmad Laway.

Then Additional Advocate General Anil Sethi and Mehrajudin Malik were acquitted. The scandal kingpin Sabeena and her husband died during trial.

The court will pronounce the sentence on the convicts on June 4.

The scandal broke after police seized some video CDs of Kashmiri girls’ sexual exploitation by police and other officials.

After then Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad handed over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation, the agency’s probe revealed the involvement of 56 persons in the racket, including influential people like Ministers and others.

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The Supreme Court transferred the case trial to Chandigarh in 2006.

–IANS

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