Woman booked under PSA for kidnapping infant in JK’s Kishtwar, says police

Central Jail Srinagar. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday said that a woman who was involved in kidnapping an infant in Kishtwar recently has been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) by the authorities.

In a statement, the police said that recently Kishtwar Police solved the mystery of a kidnapping case at District Hospital Kishtwar where one burqa Clad woman kidnapped the infant male baby aged about 06 months.

The woman Shabnum Begum wife of Killed Militant Zahoor Din resident of Kripak Mohallah Kishtwar was arrested and booked in case FIR No. 232/2022 under relevant sections of law registered at police station Kishtwar.

The statement further stated that bail petitions were rejected by the Hon’ble CJM Court Kishtwar. The bail plea of the accused woman was argued by a battery of lawyers, wherein police and prosecution contested for rejection of the bail application.

Later on, Hon’ble Session Court granted bail in favour of the said lady.

The normal law against her will not have the desired result of stopping her from indulging in further such illegal acts. Therefore normal law which has been invoked against the subject is not sufficient to deter the subject from indulging further in such type of crimes, the police statement said.

Police said the woman has been detained under PSA after obtaining PSA warrant from the concerned authorities for her involvement in the kidnapping case of an Infant male baby namely Afnan Ahmed son of Afreen Ahmed resident of Chirala at present Link Road Kishtwar. They said the woman Shabnam has been lodged in District Jail Kutha, they said.


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