Woman SPO arrested, terminated from service for glorifying militancy, obstructing on duty officials: Police

Kulgam: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a woman Special Operation Officer (SPO) for allegedly glorifying militancy and obstructing government officials from their duty in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

In a statement, police said that on 14 April this month after receiving specific input regarding the presence of militants in Karewa Mohallah of Village Frisal, a search operation was launched there. During the course of search, the search party was obstructed by a woman identified as Saima Akther daughter of Ghulam Nabi Rah resident of Frisal.

“The woman resisted the search party and turned violent, and uttered statements glorifying violent actions of militancy. She captured a video through her personal phone and forwarded it on social media platforms with the aim of disrupting the search,” the statement added.

The spokesperson further stated that taking cognizance of the matter, the woman has been arrested and subsequently disengaged from service.

Regarding the incident, Case with FIR No 19/2021 U/S 353 IPC, 13 UAP Act stands registered in Police Station Yaripora and investigation of the case is in progress, reads the statement.


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