No woman arrested in Chadoora, clarifies police
Srinagar: Police on Tuesday said that two accused evading arrest were held last night in Chadoora tehsil of central Kashmir’s Budgam district and clarified that no woman has been arrested.
“A video has surfaced on social media platforms quoting that a lady along with others has been arrested by police in Budgam during late night hours. In this connection, it is clarified that no lady has been arrested by the police,” police said in a statement.
It said that two accused persons, identified as Syed Farhat, son of Mohammed Hussain Shah of Surasyar Chadoora, and Tahir Ahmad Shah, son of Mohammad Maqbool Shah, resident of Panzan Chadoora, were arrested.
Both the accused, as per the police spokesman, were evading their arrest since May 2022 and were “not attending police station or cooperating with police in case FIR No. 69/2022 u/s 354, 506, 341 IPC of Police Station Khansahib.”
Police said as the accused were being arrested, some of the family members resisted and created ruckus on the spot. A woman forcibly tried to board a police vehicle so as to thwart the arrest of the accused, the spokesman said, adding however that later on “the said lady deboarded the vehicle after some locals and relatives persuaded and motivated her.”
Police urged the public to not fall prey to the “false information being propagated on social media and avoid sharing such videos without verifying the facts.”
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