Under which law was the Minor girl Detained; HC asks J&K Police

Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar, April 16: Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Saturday have asked police under which law they have detained the girl, who was allegedly molested by a soldier in Handwara on Tuesday which led to violent protests resulting in the death of five persons.

Counsel for petitioner Parvaiz Imroz said that Taja Begum, who is mother of the girl has filed a petition before the High Court today and is seeking release of her daughter and two other relatives from “illegal detention” of police

Three persons were killed in security forces firing on protesters that day.

Another youth was killed on Wednesday at Drugmulla during protests against the earlier killings while another youth was killed during similar protests in Nathnusa area of Kupwara yesterday.

The girl, however, denied that she was molested. The Army released a video of her purported statement in theis regard. The mother of the girl on Saturday claimed that she was pressurised into giving the video statement.

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