J&K Police arrest rape accused within 6 hours

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday claims to have arrested a rape accused within six hours in south Kashmir district of Kulgam.

A police spokesman said that Police Station (PS) Devsar in Kulgam received a complaint that a 17 year old minor girl (name with held) has been sexually assaulted, video-graphed and the same obscene video has been uploaded on social media networks.

Accordingly, Case FIR No. 120/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered at PS Devsar and investigation was initiated.
A special team headed by Station House Officer (SHO) Devsar under the supervision of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy SP ) of PC Kulgam was constituted.

He said the team acted swiftly and after strenuous efforts generated a specific information by utilizing all available means which led to the arrest of the accused within six hours after complaint was received.

Spokesman said the accused has been identified as Mohammad Aamir Bhat resident of Gudder Kulgam. He has been shifted to PS Devsar where he remains in custody.

As a part of investigation, necessary medico-legal formalities have been carried out, he said adding investigation into the matter is in progress.

Timely intervention and swift action by the police against anti-social elements have been highly appreciated by the locals. Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood. They can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue, he said.