Man booked under PSA for tying policeman to chair after he allegedly clicked pictures of woman in Ganderbal

Ishtiyak Magray

Ganderbal

A man who was arrested last week for allegedly tying a policeman to a chair in Ganderbal district was booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) on Tuesday.

Identified as Mohammad Shafi Khan, a resident of Arhama village, sources said he was shifted to Kotbalwal jail in Jammu after the dossier.

A senior police official said that Shafi was booked under FIR no. 219/2017 under section 148-149-303, 336 and other unlawful acts.

He was arrested last week for allegedly attacking a policeman, raising “anti-national slogans”, organizing protests and instigating law and order problem in Manigam area, police officials said.

Pertinently, a video had surfaced on the social media last week in which a a cop was seen tied to a chair after people alleged that he was taking pictures of a girl with his mobile phone.

Senior superintendent of police Ganderbal, Fayaz Ahmad Lone told reporters, “We registered an FIR and he was arrested soon after. Law will take its course.”

The policeman, according to eye witnesses denied having clicked any picture at first.

“But when his mobile was checked photos of the woman were found. He was thrashed and the woman herself tied him to a chair with the help of locals,” locals said.

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