Accused soldier to face court-martial
WANIGAM MOLESTATION CASE
Baramulla, July 28: A local court on Thursday transferred the case of alleged molestation attempt by a soldier in north Kashmir to the army court for court - martial.
Police produced a challan in the court of Judicial Magistrate (sub-judge) Pattan against a soldier in the molestation case here today. Following which Army filed a petition stating that the case should be transferred to the Army court for the court-martial.
“The challan sheet is delivered to Commanding Officer of 2RR along with the accused sepoy Deshmukh for trial in the court - martial, with the directions that the result of the proceedings be communicated to this court,” sub-judge Pattan, Mehmood Ahmad Chaudary ordered.
Pertinently, police had lodged an FIR no. 61/2011, under sections 341, 354 RPC in Police Station Kreeri against the soldier for allegedly misbehaving with a girl student earlier this week.
The Court had recorded the statement of the girl student under section 164RPC. The victim had alleged that she was intercepted by a soldier 2RR, presently under going battle field nursing assisting training at 319-field hospital Wanigam Pattan on July 25, when she was on way to her school and tried to allegedly molest her.
“The investigation by the Army Court of Inquiry into the incident of alleged molestation has been completed. On July 28 Police after due investigation filed the challan in the Hon’ble Court. The Judicial Magistrate, Pattan reposing full faith in Army’s legal system and institution of justice, fair play and transparency, handed over the case to Army under the provisions of section 549 of RPC and Army Act Section 125, for further trial. The Army on its part is committed to speedy justice and action against the accused, if found guilty,” Army’s Srinagar based spokesman said in a statement here.
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