Police clean chit to DSHK, others in molestation case

Srinagar: The police on Friday gave a clean chit to Director Health Services Kashmir and three medical officers in the alleged molestation case.
A nurse, working in south Kashmir, had alleged that Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman (DHSK), Dr Nazir Shadad (CMO Anantnag), Dr Arshid Tak (BMO Sallar) and Dr Ashraf (Incharge Medical Superintendent Seer Anantnag) tried to molest her at different instances.
The Instigation Officer filed the final report (Ikhtitami) of the investigation as “not proved” against the accused before Chief Judicial Magistrate here.
Subsequently, the court committed the case to Forest Magistrate for subsequent legal action in the case.
The IO, who filed the report under section 173 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) before the court, has referred to CCTV footage of the rooms and evidence from those who were present in the office of DSHK on the day when the nurse alleged the molestation attempt.
The report stated that the tour diary and the logbook details of the vehicle allotted to CMO Anantnag from 1 to June 10 nowhere mentions his visit to Pahalgam on the day of occurrence or before it contrary to the statement of the accused.
After the compliant by the nurse, Police Station Shaheed Gunj on June 6 had registered a case (FIR no 46/2014) under section 354-A (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of RPC against officers.
Subsequently, the nurse moved the court and filed a complaint, seeking directions to police to regist a case under the sections warranted as per her complaint including under RPC Section 376 (punishment for offence of rape), Section 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) and 354 RPC (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty).
On June 14, the CJM had directed the IO he “may” add offences as are disclosed from the statement of complainant.
A health department probe has already exonerated the Director Health of the molestation allegations and has also recommended action against the nurse.
On June 10, DHSK had terming the allegations of molestation leveled on him and his three subordinates as “fabricated” and “baseless” and had offered himself to “any kind of investigations”, saying he has proof to prove his innocence.