Police books three army men on charges of alleged molestation, abduction of 9 year old girl in Bandipora

Srinagar, Feb 16 Three Army Soldiers have been found allegedly involved in the alleged molestation and making an abduction bid on a minor girl last week in Chewa area of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Sources told News Agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) that the three persons who were held on February 10th this month are Army Soldiers.

Sources said “The accused Army soldiers have been identified as Sub-inspector Harbachan Singh, Naik Amit Tahkor and Hawaldar Manzoor Ahmad. All the trios are facing police detention regarding the incident.”

An official confirmed  that police have registered an FIR bearing number 15/2021 under sections 341, 363, 511 IPC last week at Police Station Sumbal following family’s complainant.

Meanwhile, Former Chief Minister of J&K, Mehbooba Mufti while reacting over the incident on Tuesday took to micro blogging site twitter and wrote, “Locals in Bandipora have alleged that 3 army men tried to abduct & molest a 9 year old girl. Her family is now being pressurized to withdraw the FIR. Its a complete travesty of justice & an impartial probe must be set up immediately so that they are given the harshest punishment.”

SSP Bandipora Rahul Malik confirmed tthat three arrests have been made in this regard and we have not received any complaint so far about reports of pressurizing adding that no one is being pressured from any quarter as further investigations into the matter are underway. kdc

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