Police ‘intimidating’ minor girl, family: JKCCS

Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) Monday said that government was ‘effectively controlling’ the movement of the minor girl from Handwara who is at the centre of the controversy that resulted in the killing of five people recently.

Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) Monday said that government was 'effectively controlling' the movement of the minor girl from Handwara who is at the centre of the controversy that resulted in the killing of five people recently.

In a statement, the JKCCS spokesman said that its team met the minor girl and her parents at Zachaldara in Handwara area last evening. 

 "In the meeting, the minor girl and her family reaffirmed that they wish the legal team of JKCCS to continue to represent them. They stated that they have effectively been kept in illegal police detention and wrongful confinement from 12 April to date. They have been intimidated, abused and kept under constant surveillance. Their phones have been confiscated at the will of the police and access and physical movement has been either completely denied or limited as per the discretion of the police," the JKCCS spokesman said.

 "The minor girl has on two occasions been pressurized to testify in a manner as directed by the police. Neither of these statements were made voluntarily. From 11 pm of 14 April to the morning of 16 April, the minor girl and family were illegally detained at a police personnel's private residence at Shehlal village. Her father was not present in court during the recording of the statement. No lawyer was present in court accompanying her," the JKCCS spokesman said. (CNS)
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