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Friday, July 22, 2011

Army orders probe into Kashmir abduction, rape allegation!


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Indian Army commander Lieutenant-General Syed Ata Hasnain addresses the media over the alleged kidnap and rape of a woman by army personnel in the Kulgam District of Jammu and Kashmir - AFP
Indian Army commander Lieutenant-General Syed Ata Hasnain addresses the media over the alleged kidnap and rape of a woman by army personnel in the Kulgam District of Jammu and Kashmir - AFP.

The army has initiated an internal probe after a woman alleged abduction and rape by two men in uniform in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, a top army official said on Friday while hinting it could be an attempt to destroy the peace.
"I want to make it clear that this is an allegation and if there is truth in it, then it is a criminal act which warrants strict action against the guilty," Lt Gen S.A. Hasnain, general officer commanding (GOC) 15th Corps, said at a press conference here Friday.
"The army is giving full cooperation to police and the state government. We have also ordered our own probe into the incident."
Rukaya Bano, a married woman said to be aged around 30, has alleged in south Kashmir's Kulgam district that she had been abducted on Tuesday and raped by two army men who had detained her in a meadow hutment for two days. There was a complete shutdown in Kulgam town on Friday where tensions are high because of the alleged incident.
Hasnain said here, "Damhal Hanjipora police station has filed an FIR of abduction and rape against two unknown uniformed men.


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