Police take exception on assault of youth at Pratap Park

Don’t take law into your hands: SSP Srinagar
SSP Srinagar, Rakesh Balwal.
SSP Srinagar, Rakesh Balwal.File/ GK

Srinagar, Sep 10: Days after a video-clip went viral on social-media sites showing a woman purportedly assaulting a youth near Pratap Park in Lal Chowk, district police Srinagar has asked citizens not to take law into their own hands and instead inform law-enforcement agencies for redressal of their grievances.

Senior Superintendent of Police Srinagar Rakesh Bhalwal said “it was unpleasant to watch the video.” “I strictly ask people not to take law into their own hands, there are various means through which any aggrieved citizen can seek action against anyone, but then engaging in such an act is simply unacceptable”, he said.

“There are law-enforcement agencies like police and courts to deal with such things and if anyone comes across any misbehaviour. He or she can even contact us on our helpline numbers”, he said adding we also have dedicated women’s cell functioning round-the-clock to facilitate the women. “No act of such type is acceptable”, the police officer reiterated.

Meanwhile, woman seen in the video has been accused of falsely suspecting a youth of stalking her daughter. “The woman will be produced before a magistrate for good behaviour bond under sec 107 of CrPC”, Srinagar police tweeted.

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