Srinagar- Srinagar Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested a Corporator of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), on the charges of alleged sexual harassment, outraging modesty and online stalking case.
A senior police official told Kashmir Observer that the arrest was made on the basis of a complaint filed by the victim alleging that the accused Corporator attempted to tarnish her modesty.
Identified as Aqib Ahmad Renzu, a resident of Nishat area in Srinagar was arrested following the complaint filed by the victim at Ram Bagh police station.
A formal case FIR no 50 of 2023 under IPC sections 354, 354A, 354D was registered at police station Ram Bagh and investigation set into motion.
Confirming the incident, Srinagar police in a post on X (formally twitter) said that strong technical evidence in this matter was produced by the victim.
“One SMC Corporator Aqib Ahmed Renzu of Nishat Srinagar arrested for sexual harassment, outraging modesty and online stalking. Strong technical evidences in this matter were produced by the brave victim. FIR No 50/2023 U/S 354, 354A, 354D registered in RM Bagh Police station,” Srinagar Police wrote on X.
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