SRINAGAR: A woman has lodged with Budgam police station a complaint accusing her husband and Budgam senior superintendent of police Fayaz Ahmad Lone of beating her and her daughter at his official residence on Sunday.
Kashmir inspector general of police Javaid Geelani said, “I will be investigating into the matter. It’s an allegation. Let us see how much truth there is to it.”
“He tortured me, beat me up and harassed me by pointing a pistol at me. And then asked some women cops to drag me out of the (Police Housing) colony (at Bemina),” said Hameeda Mir, Lone’s wife.
The 42-year-old woman said, “I am worried that my husband’s official position would bail him out and justice will be denied to me. After all he is an SSP.”
Hameeda, who was married to Fayaz in 2001, said he had married another woman without her consent in 2005 and she started living in a rented accommodation at Hazratbal as she had been pursuing her doctorate in physics from Kashmir University.
“My husband sent me divorce papers through a peon at my rented accommodation, which I didn’t sign. And he also took away my daughter from me forcefully,” she said.
After four months, Hameeda, who is an assistant professor at MP College, approached the court and got her daughter back.
In 2014, a court also dismissed the divorce case finding the reason for separation as “in genuine”, she said.
“Court has found the case as null and void and gave me the permission to live with my husband,” she said. Following the court order, she said she used to meet Lone occasionally.
“Sometimes he would behave well but at times he would get angry and beat me up. Today, I went to his residence along with the document which permits me to live with him but he beat me up in front of that woman,” she said.
When Kashmir Reader called Lone about the issue, he cut the call off, saying, “I cannot hear you properly.”