Locals played commendable role in catching one of the accused on spot
February 11 : Police in Srinagar have arrested two accused persons involved in trespassing into a residential house and attacking/injuring two female inmates.
Acting swiftly on information about the incident of trespassing in Momin Abad Batamaloo, Police have arrested one accused person on the spot, identified as Umar Yousuf Wani son of Mohammad Yousuf resident of Firdous Abad Batamaloo. While as, the other accused had managed to escape from the spot.
However, after strenuous efforts the other accused person has also been arrested within the shortest possible time. He has been identified as Habil Yaseen son of Mohammad Yaseen of Dal Colony, Bemina.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused persons had trespassed into the residential house with the intention to commit theft and attacked two female inmates resulting in injuries to the both of them. However, the hue and cry raised by the females attracted the locals who played a commendable role in overpowering one of the accused on spot while informing police about the incident.
In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 19/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Batamaloo and further investigation is in progress.
SSP Srinagar Rakesh Balwal-IPS appreciated the role played by the community members in nabbing the accused and assured that Police is resolved to act tough against the criminals involved in crime against women.
Community members have eulogized the role of Police in its swift action against the anti-social elements. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding anti-social elements in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in anti-social activities will be strictly dealt as per law.