Police officers rape woman at police station in Jammu » Kashmir Media Service

Srinagar, May 12 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has ordered Crime Branch to probe a complaint of gang rape by a woman against three police and public officers. She said that she was raped following demolition of her house in Jammu.

As per the complaint filed by the woman, a Demolition Squad led by the SDM, North, Jammu along with the three officers demolished her house on August 3, 2018. She claimed that not only her house was demolished without any notice or warning but she was also manhandled on the spot by a senior police officer who forcibly put her into the van and took her to the Police Post, Chinore.

She said that she was kept in the Police Post for two nights from August 03, 2018 to August 05, 2018. She also said that a false and frivolous case was registered against her under Sections 107/151 Cr.PC. She further said that on the evening of August 03, 2018, she was shifted to a secluded room behind the main building of the police post where she was slapped and raped by three men on duty.

She also claimed to have gone to a Jammu hospital for getting herself examined, but, the trio managed that no such examination took place in the hospital. She later claimed to have appeared before the Inspector General of Police, Jammu, on August 13, 2018 during a public hearing and narrated the whole episode and even showed him proof of the respondents 5 to 7 having committed the offence. However, she deplored that no FIR was registered against the trio.

After hearing the woman and other side, the high court directed that an inquiry directed by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Jammu in the matter shall be restricted to ascertainment of the truth and the same shall be conducted by an officer of the Crime Branch not below the rank of Senior Superintendent of Police as may be appointed by the IGP Crime, Jammu.

The court said that it shall be completed and submitted to the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Jammu on or before June 29, 2019.

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