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Policewoman Arrested in Jammu and Kashmir for Obstructing Search Operations | India News


SRINAGAR: A policewoman in Jammu and Kashmir was arrested and disconnected from service for obstructing a search operation in an attempt to catch terrorists in an area where she lived. She was booked under UAPA.
His home was also searched as part of the operation on Wednesday at Karewa Mohalla of Frisal village in Kulgam district in southern Kashmir after receiving specific information about the possible presence of terrorists in the area.
Police said Friday they had removed a female special operations officer from duty and arrested her for glorifying militancy and obstructing a government official in the line of duty.
In a statement, police said that during the course of the search, the search party was obstructed by the woman, identified as Saima Akhter, a Frisal resident. She was later identified as a special police officer (SPO) who works in the police department, the statement added.
Saima, according to police, resisted the search party and turned violent and spoke words that could have incited terrorists. He also recorded a video on his personal cell phone and posted it on social media platforms with the “aim of attracting violence.”
A case under Sections 353 of the IPC, 13 of the UAPA was registered at the Yaripora police station and an investigation was launched, according to the statement.
PDP chairman and former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti called the police action “cruel.”
“Saima Akhter of Kulgam has been criticized by the UAPA for raising legitimate questions about repeatedly searching her home for no reason. Saima’s ill mother understandably exacerbated her worries. When it comes to cruelty, even women don’t get away with Naya Kashmir, ”Mehbooba tweeted.

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