Kulgam: A woman police official generally called a Special Police Official (SPO) was arrested on Friday and disengaged from service forthwith for ‘glorifying militancy and also obstructing government forces during their duty in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
In a statement, police said that on April 14, after receiving specific input regarding the presence of terrorists in Karewa Mohallah of Village Frisal, a search operation was launched there.
During the course of search, the search party was obstructed by a woman identified as Saima Akther daughter of Ghulam Nabi Rah resident of Frisal.
“The woman resisted the search party and turned violent, and uttered statements glorifying violent actions of terrorism. She captured a video through her personal phone and forwarded it on social media platforms with the aim to disrupt the search,” the statement reads.
The spokesperson further stated that taking cognizance of the matter, the woman was arrested and subsequently disengaged from service.
A case under FIR No 19/2021 U/S 353 IPC, 13 UAP Act stands registered in Police Station Yaripora and investigation of case were in progress, reads the statement.