Probe ordered into ‘manhandling’ of woman by cops in Shopian

Probe ordered into ‘manhandling’ of woman by cops in Shopian
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Srinagar: J&K Police on Sunday ordered a probe into alleged manhandling of a woman by cops in Shopian district, after a 15-second video clip showing two cops manhandling a woman in a village in Shopian on Saturday night went viral on social media.
“The video is being probed and an inquiry has been ordered to examine the conduct of the policemen,” a police spokesman said.
The spokesman said that the cops had gone to the house of one Rameez Khan while investigating a case of kidnapping of a minor girl.
He said that police received a complaint from a man that his 15-year-old daughter was abducted by three persons – Rameez Khan, Mohsin Khan and Saleem Khan, residents of Shadab Karewa in Shopian.
The spokesman said that as the police team raided the house of the accused to recover the victim, they found two of the accused – Mohsin Khan and Saleem Khan – in the house.
“The family members of the accused, especially women around the house, tried to block the policemen on duty. The accused, meanwhile, managed to escape,” he added.
The spokesman said the incident happened in pursuance of an investigation by the cops of a serious crime.
—PTI