CRPF Men Held for ‘Harassing’ Woman

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By: Moazum Mohammad
Srinagar, Nov 18: Police on Friday arrested two paramilitary CRPF men on the charges of harassing a woman in old city here.
Locals alleged that three CRPF men in civvies were following a woman in Karfali Mohalla Habbakadal. “After she entered into her house the trio tried to barge into her house forcibly. However, the woman raised an alarm attracting the attention of neighbours,” they said. “We nabbed two personnel while the third one escaped from the spot. We didn’t take law into our hands so we handed them over to police. Let’s hope police acts responsibly and lodges a case against them.”
Meanwhile, a police officer told Greater Kashmir that two CRPF men of 75th battalion were detained on the charges of harassing a woman. “The duo was lodged in Police Station Shaheed Gunj. However, no formal complaint has been lodged against the accused. They are in our custody on the basis of suspicion. We are waiting for a formal complaint so that a case can be registered against the duo. We are questioning them,”the officer added.
The CRPF spokesman M Shahidi denied the allegations of molestation and harassment. “CRPF men had gone to market to make some purchases. However, they lost the way and went into interiors of the locality. The allegations about harassing or molesting any woman are completely false and fabricated,” he claimed.
“The unit commandant has taken up the issue with Police for their release. Whatever is the allegation it can be probed as they will be available in the unit,” he added.

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