Soldier Flying 2 ‘Minor’ Girls To Delhi Held At Srinagar Airport

Srinagar International Airport – File Pic

Srinagar: An Army soldier posted in Bandipora district was on Saturday arrested along with two minor girls at the airport here, officials said.

The trio was on way to Delhi, they added.

A soldier of the Rashtriya Rifles of the Army on way to New Delhi along with two girls who are reportedly minor was arrested at the Srinagar airport here, the officials said.

The three are being questioned about the motive behind the trip to Delhi, they said.

The soldier and the two girls have been handed over to police and investigation has been taken up, the officials added.

Both the girls (names with held) hail from Ajas area of Bandipora.

Sources said these girls and the army soldier are being questioned while the parents have been called as well to the police station.

The army soldier in question has been identified as Lance Naik Ashok Kumar Paul son of Rajander Paul, a resident of Uttar Pradesh. He is deputed at Ajas Bandipora with 13 Rashtriya Rifles.

An official said motive behind their outside trip is being ascertained.

There was no response to calls and messages to the Srinagar-based defence spokesman over the incident.

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