Police failed to share details: Women’s Commission

State Commission for Women Wednesday questioned the investigation by police in incidents of braid cutting, saying that they have failed to share details of the probe done so far.
Police failed to share details: Women’s Commission
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State Commission for Women Wednesday questioned the investigation by police in incidents of braid cutting, saying that they have failed to share details of the probe done so far.

"We had asked the police SITs to share the details of investigation on daily basis but they failed to share the details even of a single case," Commission's chairperson Nayeema Mahjoor told KNS.

Mehjoor added that she doesn't even know what SIT has investigated so far and how they are working.

"I believe some among the officials appointed in the SITs are not taking our directions seriously due to which they don't share details," she said, adding that she could have come up with facts within one week in case she had proper resources.

Asked about the police claims that the victims are not cooperating, Mehjoor said, "I believe that some among the victims have cooperated with the police as I talked to some of the victims as well as police officials and their statements were quite similar, which shows that the victims at a few places have cooperated. Police should investigate those cases first so that they may get a proper lead in this regard."

She further said that police must come up with facts in case they are claiming that these incidents are 'mass hysteria'.

"I am not going to buy any such statement, which terms braid chopping as mass hysteria as the number of incidents continues to swell with each passing day."

She also questioned the role of director Health Service Kashmir, who was tasked by Chief Minister to formulate a team to investigate the chemicals being used prior to the braid chopping incidents. "Why the health officials have failed to formulate a Board to find out the facts regarding the chemicals?" she questioned.

Admitting that the braid chopping victims are in trauma, Mehjoor said, "I visited SMHS and talked to the medicos who were treating the victims. The medicos informed me that the victims were in trauma." (KNS)

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