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Kashmir woman cop terminated for ‘obstructing’ search Op at her home

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Kashmir woman cop terminated for ‘obstructing’ search Op at her home

Kashmir: A 30-year-old Special Police Officer of the Jammu and Kashmir Police force had to face termination from services and was booked under anti-terror charges for reportedly stopping the security personnel from carrying out search operations at her home and glorifying terrorism.

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Akhter has been booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and has been detained at the Yaripora Police Station, as per police report.

A video of the woman cop, Sakina Athar went viral on social media in which she can be heard shouting at security personnel to not enter her home for conducting search operations and to stop the search operation in her village Frisal, in South Kashmir’s Kulgam. In the alleged video, she is heard telling the forces that she won’t let them enter her house with shoes. Confronting the security forces, Akhter also says that they are being bothered every now and then by the forces for search operations even at odd hours and when there are women alone in the house.

Several women are heard talking in the video. Chants like “Kashmir Hamara hai, (This is our Kashmir)” are also being heard.

According to J&K Police, the joint forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the Karewa Mohallah of village Frisal during which the woman confronted the security personnel. Akther has been accused of obstructing the search operation where she ‘turned violent’.

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The police said Akhter recorded the video from her mobile phone and later uploaded it on social media platforms for dissemination with the intent of ‘disrupting the search operation’.

As of now, Akhter is under police custody and has been terminated from her police duties. An FIR has also been registered against her and probe is underway, the police said.

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