High court upholds 12-year jail term for rapist cop

May 6th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Friday upheld a 12-year jail punishment given to former constable Sunil More by a trial court for raping a minor inside a police outpost in south Mumbai in 2005.

Dismissing More’s appeal challenging the trial court’s conviction, a division bench of Justice M.N. Gilani and Justice P.V. Hardas confirmed the sentence.

More raped a 16-year-old college student inside a police outpost on Marine Drive while on duty.

He was dismissed from service and was found guilty of illegal confinement, rape and threatening the victim by a trial court a year later.

The incident created widespread public outrage and several citizens got together to lead a campaign against the policeman.

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