Police Probing Samba Attack On Gujjar Family: IGP Jammu

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police Monday started to probe an alleged attack on a family, belonging to the minority Gujjar community, in the Jammu division’s Samba district.

A man and his family were allegedly attacked after they resisted an attempt to molest his young daughter, resulting in injuries to him.

The issue was highlighted by Peoples Democratic Party President and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti who tweeted asking Inspector General of Police Jammu range to intervene in the matter.

“A Gujjar family was brutally attacked in Samba yesterday. The culprits tried to abduct their daughter, the family resisted and were beaten up. The father has been admitted to GMC. The goons later set their sheds ablaze. Request @mukesh_ips-jk ji to look into this immediately,” the former chief minister said in a late Saturday tweet,” Mufti wrote on Twitter.

Responding to her tweet IGP Jammu Mukesh Singh said police have already registered an FIR under sections 307 (attempt to murder) of Indian Penal Code (IPC), 341 (wrongful restraint) IPC, 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) IPC and 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) IPC at Police Station Samba.

The IGP Jammu also claimed that no sheds were burnt as alleged in the case.

“Cognizance is taken. FIR no.90/2021 u/s 307/341/323/354 IPC lodged at p/s Samba. Injured shifted to hospital. No sheds were burnt. DSP hqr reached GMC to record the statement of injured,” the IGP wrote in his tweet.

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