Budgam: A cleric who allegedly solemnized the wedding of a minor girl, reportedly abducted by a man has been arrested by police on Tuesday in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Besides the ‘molvi’ and the ‘abductor’, 6 others have also been arrested. All of them have been detained at police station Beerwah.
Officials said that a youth from Najan village of Beerwah had reportedly abducted a minor girl from adjacent Zanigam village.
The family of the girl had approached police for help.
As per officials, in the meantime, the abductor with the help of his friends and relatives availed the services of a cleric who hails from Sholipora village of Budgam and he allegedly solemnized the ‘Nikkah’ with the girl, despite her being a minor.
Police arrested all the accused and handed over the abducted minor girl to the Child Welfare Committee for counselling.
A formal case has been registered against all the 8 accused.
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