Youth Alleges Harassment, Threatens Suicide, Police Gives Details

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday issued a statement after a video went viral in which a youth alleged that he is being harassed by the police.

Screengrab of viral video

In a viral video a youth from north Kashmir’s Baramulla district alleges harassment by the Jammu and Kashmir police.

He alleges cops of calling him on police stations time and again for ‘no reason’. The youth also mentions having ‘no links’ with any organization and that he is a common Kashmiri and wants to live a peaceful life.

Soon after videos goes viral on social media, police spokesman in a statement said that If the youth is being harassed, he is most welcome to come forward and provide his version. Instead, he has gone incognito and is giving out videos on social media. He can approach any authority he trusts.

“He was summoned to the police station for routine questioning as he is involved in multiple FIRs. He asked for a few minutes to add layers of warm clothing in front of his family and he jumped out and ran through a window. There are thousands of youth who approach us whenever they feel harassed by anyone and everyone reposes high faith and trust in Baramulla Police,” he said.

Publishing videos while on the run is trying to be over smart. If it is harassment, we invite him to make a formal complaint before any higher authority or wherever he feels. There is no need to run, said police spokesman in a statement.

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