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Chairmen BDC Boniyar, MC Baramulla among 3 booked for ‘assault’ on women councilors

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Srinagar: Police on Thursday filed a case against chairman of BDC Boniyar, chairman MC Baramulla and a councilor for “house trespass and “assault” on two women councilor with intention to “outrage their modesty” in a hotel at Affarwat in Gulmarg.

The FIR—06/2020 was filed in police station Gulmarg on a complaint filed by the two women councilors (name withheld) that the chairman BDC Boniyar Bilal Ahmad Mir, Chairman MC Baramulla Omar Azhar Kakro and Ashiq Hussain Ganaie (councilor) came to their hotel room and abused their children and attacked them physically at around at 11:30 p.m., a police officer told news agency GNS.

The case has been registered under IPC section 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty” and 452 (House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint.”

SSP Baramulla Abdul Qayoom told GNS that there was some altercation between the two sides. A case has been registered in this regard and investigation taken up, the SSP added.

If convicted, they face imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years, or with fine, or with both under section 354 IPC. For house trespass, a convicted can be imprisoned for a term which may extend to seven years, and shall also be liable to fine. (GNS)

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