A local court in Rawalpindi has sentenced Pedophile Sohail Ayaz to death three times for raping and uploading videos on the Dark Web of child abuse.
Accused Sohail Ayaz was brought from Adiala Central Jail to the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Jahangir Ali Gondal under strict police surveillance.
The court sentenced Sohail Ayaz to death three times under section 367A after the prosecution proved the allegations against him in three cases to be true.
The accused was also sentenced to life imprisonment three times and fined a total of Rs 1.5 million if convicted under Section 377 of the Criminal Code.
Sohail Ayaz was also sentenced to five and a half years in prison and fined Rs 25,000 in a drug case.
The court sentenced Sohail Ayaz’s co-accused Khurram alias Kalu to seven years in prison.
After the verdict, accused Sohail Ayaz was shifted to Adiala Jail under strict police surveillance.
It may be recalled that in November last year, Rawalpindi police had arrested Sohail Ayaz on charges of abusing children and making videos of them.
City Police Officer (CPO) Faisal Rana said that the accused is the head of the International Dark Web and he has confessed to raping 30 children in Pakistan.
The police officer further said that the accused Sohail Ayaz has already been sentenced to jail in the United Kingdom for molesting children from where he was deported.
According to the CPO, the accused was also prosecuted in Italy for child abuse, after which he was deported from there.
Superintendent of Police (SP) President Rai Mazhar while talking to Dawn News had said that accused Sohail Ayaz is a resident of Nilore area of Islamabad who got married 9 years ago and his family members have also expressed their dissatisfaction with him. Are
He said that the accused was giving consultancy to the Civil Secretariat Planning Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and was also receiving a monthly salary of Rs 300,000 from the government. Besides, the accused had also worked in an internationally renowned welfare institution in the UK.
Accused Sohail Ayaz was sacked by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government as a consultant in the Secretariat Planning Department after his heinous role came to light.
Later, Sohail Ayaz’s co-accused Khurram alias Kalu was also arrested.