Army Soldier Arrested for Allegedly Molesting Woman in Uri

Uri (Baramulla), Dec 02: Police on Wednesday arrested an army soldier for allegedly molesting a 36-year-old woman here at Paranpeelan area of Uri in this north-Kashmir district.

A senior police official said  that an army soldier belonging to 173 TA of Engineering section identified as Hawaldar Parvaiz Hussain presently attached with 18 MLI Bandi in Uri was arrested after allegations of molestation made on him by a local woman (name withheld) today.

“An FIR Number 168/20 under sections 457, 376, 511 of IPC has been registered against the accused soldier and further investigations set in motion”, the official added.

Meanwhile local court sent the accused  army soldier for 7 days police remand after police produced him before Chief Judicial Magistrate Uri on molestation charges.

The accused hails from Doda Jammu who is at present posted at 173 Army Engineering Unit in Bande Uri.

A police official said that the accused was booked in a case vide FIR number 168/2020 under section 457, 376, 511 after a woman accused him of molestation.

He identified the accused as Parvaiz Ahmad Khan son of Sadaruddin Khan, a resident of Doda.

“He was produced before the court and was given was sent to judicial custody for 7 days,” the police officer said

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