Three bunkers of security forces removed from Handwara; one arrested in molestation case
One person was arrested in connection with an alleged molestation case of a girl in Handwara.
Srinagar: As Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara town continues to remain tense over alleged molestation case of a girl, three security forces' bunkers were removed from the area, police officials said on Tuesday.
Kashmir has been witnessing huge protests since past few days after rumours of the girl having molested by an Army jawan spread across Kashmir. Huge protests erupted last Tuesday after the rumours spread. People in large numbers gathered and attacked the Army bunker in Handwara chowk. They assaulted the personnel deployed there, ransacked the bunker and attempted to set the bunker on fire.
However, the girl has dismissed the reports saying, “No soldier or anyone entered the toilet when she was inside. But when she came out, two local boys, one of whom was wearing a school uniform created a scene by snatching her bag and shouting at her."
Meanwhile, the J&K Police on Monday night arrested one person in connection with the molestation case.
Hilal Ahmed Bandey, one of the two accused identified, was arrested from Handwara by Jammu and Kashmir Police last night.
Curfew-like restrictions were relaxed in violence-hit Handwara town for four hours today but remained in force in Kupwara and Trehgam towns of north Kashmir, police said.
In the past few days, five civilians have been killed in Kashmir's Kupwara district following violent protests after the rumours spread.