Jammu and Kashmir News
Jammu, May 12: The Special Police Officer (SPO), who was arrested by the police for facilitating the rape of a woman within the Khour Police Station premises, is alleged to be the ‘close aide’ of an ex-Congress minister, who was the representative of Khour constituency in the state assembly.
As reported in local daily, she often used to travel the constituency with the former minister and was a frequent visitor to his residence. Infact, the reports even suggest that the minister himself had got her recruited in police department as SPO.
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Later, he managed her posting at Khour police station itself. Her appointment order as SPO was issued by a senior police officer. The SPO enjoyed considerable influence at the Police Station due to her proximity with the ex-minister. Her only task as the SPO was to keep the ex-minister alongside all the happenings at the police station and update him with all the new developments.
It has also been speculated that now as her involvement in the rape case has been proven, and she has been on an eight-day police remand on the directions of the court, efforts to get her a clean chit in the whole matter from the former Minister’s side are expected since the Minister’s name might also get dragged with her arrest.
Almost everyone in the Khour Constituency have known about her nearness with the ex-minister. She even used to address people of the area on his behalf.