Probe or­dered into ‘man­han­dling’ of woman

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - REGION -

SRI­NA­GAR Jammu and Kash­mir Po­lice on Sun­day or­dered an in­quiry into al­leged man­han­dling of a woman by po­lice dur­ing a raid to re­cover a ‘kid­napped’ girl in Shopian dis­trict.The in­quiry was or­dered af­ter a video, show­ing some po­lice­men ‘man­han­dling’ a woman in a vil­lage in Shopian on Satur­day night, went vi­ral on so­cial me­dia.

A po­lice spokesper­son clar­i­fied that the in­ci­dent hap­pened dur­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion of kid­nap­ping case of a mi­nor girl.

“The video is be­ing probed and an in­quiry is or­dered to ex­am­ine the con­duct of the po­lice­men,” the spokesper­son said.

He said, “Dur­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion, a po­lice party went to the res­i­dence of the ac­cused per­sons for re­cov­er­ing the kid­napped girl. How­ever, on reach­ing there, the po­lice found two ac­cused—Mohsin Khan and Saleem Khan in the house. “The fam­ily mem­bers of the ac­cused es­pe­cially women came for­ward and tried to block the po­lice­men on duty. Mean­while, one of the ac­cused man­aged to es­cape,” the spokesper­son said.

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