School Issues Fake DOB Certificate, Principal Held 


SRINAGAR — Police on Monday detained principal of a private school for allegedly issuing a fake Date of Birth (DOB) certificate in favour of a youth accused in rape of 3-year-old Sumbal girl.

A certificate issued by the institute “Islamic Education Trust” Tirgam has caused rage among the protesters with demands growing for the arrest of its principal.

The certificate has gone viral on social media which refers the culprit as a minor.

The J&K Police has arrested the accused rapist who is stated to be a paedophile and may have abused many local minor girls.

SSP Bandipora Rahul Malik said that the fake DOB was issued by Ali Mohammad Thakur, Principal High School Islamia Educational Trust Tirgam.

“Yes we have detained him for questioning with regard to the Issuance of DOB showing the accused as minor. We are inquiring the matter as to how and why it happened,” SSP said.

Asked about the medical report, the SSP said that the “Prima-facie it is same as in the FIR.”

Police on Saturday said that it has constituted a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe alleged rape of minor girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

SSP Bandipora Rahul Malik had said that that the SIT comprising SDPO Sumbal, SHO Sumbal and Sr.PO has been constituted to investigate the entire case.

“The age confirmation of accused will be determined on the basis of scientific medical test to be conducted by the team of senior doctors,” SSP had said.

The police have already arrested the accused and an FIR number 81/2019 under section 363/342/376 stand registered against him at Police Station Sumbal.  


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