Police files FIRs for ‘false molestation rumor’ against youth, murder case against army 

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Srinagar, April 18 (GNS): Police on Monday filed separate cases including one for “false rumor” about molestation of a girl in Handwara and murder case against army for killing three persons in the north Kashmir area last week.

“Four FIRs including 130/2016 under sections 509, 506, 341, 354 RPC against those who spread false rumor of molestation bid, 131/2016 under section 302 against soldiers of army’s 21 RR unit for opening fire upon protesters, 132/2016 under sections 148, 149, 307, 436 RPC against the group of people who set on fire series of bunkers and vandalize government property and 133/2016 under sections 148, 149, 307, 332, 427, 511 against the group of people for attacking police station and damaging vehicles”, a police officer said.

The police officer said that in all these case investigations has already been launched and strict action being taken against those found guilty.

Pertinently, violent protests broke out in several parts of Kupwara and Handwara last Tuesday over the alleged molestation of a girl by an army soldier on Tuesday. The girl, however, has denied that she was molested.

Three persons including a woman were killed in firing by army on protesters on Tuesday while two more persons were killed in separate forces action against protesters on Wednesday at Drugmulla andon Friday at Nathnusa.

Following the killings in Handwara, people on next day alleged that an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Mohammad Rafiq opened fire upon a mob in the area which was protesting against an alleged case of molestation last week. The authorities following the allegations had immediately suspended the police officer pending inquiries. (GNS)