J&K cops in dock for ‘man­han­dling’ woman

The New Indian Express - - INDIA - FAYAZ WANI

Dur­ing the raid on the house, po­lice found the two ac­cused present there. As po­lice­men tried to ar­rest the ac­cused, other fam­ily mem­bers in­clud­ing the women re­sisted and at­tacked the po­lice party. They tried to block the po­lice­men on duty...

J&K po­lice spokesper­son

THE Jammu and Kash­mir (J&K) po­lice came un­der flak on Sun­day af­ter a video show­ing two po­lice­men man­han­dling and drag­ging a woman in Shopian dis­trict sur­faced on so­cial me­dia on Sun­day. A se­nior of­fi­cer said that a probe had been or­dered into the in­ci­dent. In the 15-sec­ond video, which could not be ver­i­fied for au­then­tic­ity, the two po­lice­men can be seen man­han­dling the woman and then drag­ging her across the com­pound of her house. The in­ci­dent al­legedly took place in Shadab Karewa vil­lage of the dis­trict dur­ing a raid by se­cu­rity forces on Satur­day night. Within hours of its ap­pear­ance on the in­ter­net, cit­i­zens ex­pressed their out­rage at the be­hav­iour. The pub­lic out­cry led the po­lice to launch an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the mat­ter. A po­lice spokesman said a po­lice party had gone to the house to con­duct a raid af­ter a vil­lager had com­plained that her 15-year-old daugh­ter was ab­ducted by two peo­ple from Shadab Karewa. “Dur­ing the raid on the house, po­lice found the two ac­cused present there. As po­lice­men tried to ar­rest the ac­cused, other fam­ily mem­bers in­clud­ing the women re­sisted and at­tacked the po­lice party. They tried to block the po­lice­men on duty and dur­ing the process, the ac­cused man­aged to es­cape,” he said. The spokesman, how­ever, said an in­quiry had been or­dered to ex­am­ine the con­duct of the po­lice­men on duty. Res­i­dents and lo­cals are of­ten ac­cused of hav­ing blocked or in­ter­fered with on­go­ing op­er­a­tions of se­cu­rity forces through­out the Val­ley.

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