Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested three Army soldiers in connection with the abduction and alleged molestation of a girl child from north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
Senior superintendent of police, Bandipora, Rahul Malik said three persons – whom he refused to name citing the “sensitive nature” of the case – have been booked in an FIR filed under sections 341 (wrongful restraint) 363 (kidnapping) and 511 (punishment for attempting to commit offence) at Ajas police station.
“I can’t disclose the names of the accused since the victim is a minor. All the three accused have been arrested and an investigation is underway,” SSP Malik told The Wire.
Sources said the accused have been identified as Subedar Harbachan Singh, Naik Amit Tahkor and Hawaldar Manzoor Ahmed.
Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Twitter that the three persons are “army soldiers” who had tried to abduct the minor girl from Bandipora districts’ Safapora area last week.