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Pathwari accused of harassing woman attached, inquiry ordered

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Kupwara: Sub-divisional Magistrate Lolab/Sogam attached Patwari Chandigam Halqa (B) and ordered an inquiry against him besides two of his subordinates after a local moved a complaint against the trio.

The order has been issued by SDM Lolab/Sogam after preferring a complaint moved by Ab Qayoom Khan, son of Sher Khan, resident of Chandigam Lolab against Bashir Ahmad Shiekh Patwari Halqa, Javid Ahmad (Lumberdar) and employee Zahoor Ahmad son of Ghulam Rasool Dar, residents of Chandigam Lolab.

“In the pursuit of complaint, Bashir Ahmad Shiekh Patwari Halqa Chandigam is hereby attached with TO Sogam till the outcome of enquiry initiated regarding the instant complaint against the official. Meanwhile GQ Sogam Abdul Hamid Mir is directed to look after the work of Patwar Halqa Chandigam till further orders,” the order reads.

While the order didn’t specify the allegations against the trio, it was learnt by Global News Service from a police official that a complaint was also received in the matter at Police Station Sogam, wherein the complainant alleged the trio for wrongfully confining and resorting to acts intended to outrage the modesty of his wife.

“We accordingly registered a case vide FIR number 38/2022, under sections 354, 342 of IPC against the trio for further proceedings into the matter,” the official said.


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