Probe ordered after policemen seen ‘manhandling’ woman in viral video in Shopian

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday ordered an inquiry into alleged manhandling of a woman by its personnel while investigating a ‘kidnapping case’ in south Kashmir district of Shopian.
The inquiry was initiated after a video of policemen allegedly manhandling a woman went viral on social media, including Facebook and Whatsapp.
A police spokesperson said that a complainant namely Mohammad Suleman (Name Changed) reported in Police Station Shopian that his daughter (name with held) aged 15 years was allegedly kidnapped by three persons, identified as Rameez Khan, Mohsin Khan and Saleem Khan.
He said a case was registered and investigation was taken up.
During the course of investigation, he a police party went to residence of accused persons for recovering the kidnapped girl and effecting the arrest of the accused persons.
“On reaching there, the police couldn’t recover the kidnapped girl, but found two accused persons — Mohsin Khan and Saleem Khan in the house,” he said.
He said while trying to affect the arrest of these accused, the other family members, including women attacked police party with intention to prevent/deter the police from effecting lawful arrest of these persons. This, he said led to escape of one of the accused persons.
“It was a case of kidnapping of minor girl registered in police station Shopian. In pursuance of investigation to recover the minor girl the raid was conducted,” he said.
He said the video surfaced on the incident is being probed and an inquiry is ordered to examine the conduct of the men on duty.
However, he said that the incident happened in pursuance of investigation of a serious crime of kidnapping of a minor girl.



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