Police orders inquiry after video of policemen ‘manhandling’ woman went viral on social media


Police on Sunday ordered an inquiry to examine the case in which a woman was allegedly manhandled by the policemen. The inquiry was started after a video of policemen manhandling a woman in Shopian district went viral on social media.

A police spokesman said that a complainant namely Mohd Suleman (Name Changed), son of Mian Rahim (Name Changed) attended PS Shopian with a complaint that his daughter(name withheld) aged 15 years old, who had come to Shopian at her relatives house, has been kidnapped  by accused persons namely Rameez Khan  ( who is already married ), Mohsin Khan, Saleem Khan R’s/o Shadab Karewa.

Accordingly, FIR no 20/2019 u/s 363 RPC was registered in this regard and during the course of the investigation, a police party of PS Shopian went to the residence of accused persons for recovering the kidnapped girl and to arrest the accused person. On reaching there, the police couldn’t recover the kidnapped girl, but found two accused persons namely Mohsin Khan, son of Saleem Khan and Saleem Khan, son of Sardar Khan in the house. While trying to arrest the accused persons, the other family members including women attacked police party with the intention to prevent/deter the police from arrest the duo. This led to the escape of one of the accused persons.

The police spokesman added that it was a case of kidnapping of minor girl (name withheld) registered in police station Shopian. In pursuance of investigation to recover the minor girl the raid was conducted.

The family members of the accused especially ladies around the house came forward and tried to block the policemen on duty. Meanwhile, the accused wanted in the case managed to escape.

The video surfaced on the incident is being probed and an inquiry is ordered to examine the conduct of the men on duty.


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