Police Arrests Woman SPO, Terminates Her Service For Glorifying Militancy In Kulgam

SRINAGAR: Police on Friday said that it has disengaged a women Special Police Officer (SPO) as well arrested her for glorifying militancy and obstructing Govt officials in the discharge of their duty in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Police in a statement to News Agency KDC said ”On 14 April 2021, after receiving specific input regarding the presence of militants in Karewa Mohallah of Village Frisal, a search operation was launched there. During the course of search, the search party was obstructed by a woman identified as Saima Akther D/O Ghulam Nabi Rah R/O Frisal. The woman resisted the search party and turned violent, and uttered statements glorifying violent actions of terrorism. She captured a video through her personal phone and forwarded it on social media platforms with the aim of disrupting the search.”

Police said taking cognizance of the matter, the woman has been arrested and subsequently terminated from service.

“Regarding the incident, Case with FIR No 19/2021 U/S 353 IPC, 13 UAP Act stands registered in Police Station Yaripora and investigation of case is in progress, reads the statement. (KDC)


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