SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested an accused involved in the rape of a minor girl in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
A police spokesman in a statement said that Police Station Devsar received a complaint stating that a 17-year-old minor girl (name withheld) has been sexually assaulted, video-graphed and the same obscene video has been uploaded on social media networks.
“Accordingly, Case FIR No. 120/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered at PS Devsar and investigation was initiated,” said the spokesman.
“A special team headed by SHO Devsar under the supervision of DySP PC Kulgam was constituted. The team acted swiftly and after strenuous efforts generated a specific information by utilizing all available means which led to the arrest of the accused within 06 hours after the complaint was received. He has been identified as Mohammad Aamir Bhat resident of Gudder Kulgam. He has been shifted to PS Devsar where he remains in custody,” he said.
“As a part of the investigation, necessary medico-legal formalities have been carried out. An investigation into the matter is in progress,” he added.
“Timely intervention and swift action by the police against anti-social elements have been highly appreciated by the locals. Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood. They can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue,” said a police spokesman in a statement.