SRINAGAR: Police on Thursday said they have arrested two individuals for harassing a girl at Zanana Park in the Khawaja Bagh area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

In a statement, a police spokesman said, “Police Station Baramulla received a written complaint from an individual (name withheld) stating that two individuals, Aqib Salam Bhat @ Ponty, son of Abdul Salam Bhat, and Yasir Ahmad Bhat, son of Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, both residents of Fatehpora Baramulla, molested a girl (name withheld) at Zanana Park Khawaja Bagh and fled the scene after the incident.”

He further stated that upon receiving the complaint, the police registered an FIR under the relevant sections at Police Station Baramulla and initiated an investigation.

Baramulla Police apprehended both individuals involved in the harassment after making strenuous efforts and took them into custody immediately.

He also mentioned that the case is currently under further investigation.

The spokesman added, “Baramulla police is dedicated to ensuring the safety of women. Female citizens are encouraged to come forward with any such grievances, and we assure them that their safety and security will be guaranteed at all costs.” (KS)


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