Viral video showing a girl openly thrashing a youth and pelting stones at police Bravo check point at Ragoora is a matter of grave concern and it tantamounts to an assault on entire police force. The way accused are roaming free indicates the soft approach of concerned police officers against a girl who is openly defying the law. This is totally unacceptable to the civil society and deserves stern action against the accused, says renowned social activist Prof SK Bhalla.
JAMMU: The National Highway road from Ragoora to Sidhara after a brief lull post sealing of dens of shame has once again hit the headlines for broad day light goondagardi.
In a brazen act of crime a young girl with her accomplice has openly thrashed not only the motorbike borne youth but also pelted stones at them in presence of cops at bravo naka point in Ragoora falling under the jurisdiction of Bagh e Bahu police station . The viral video of this shameful act of lawlessness has shaken the confidence of law abiding citizens in the functioning of our most duty bound cops.
Sharing the copies of twin complaints, the victim Jatinder Sharma while interacting with JK Global News said “On dated Feb 11, 2023 at about 2.30 pm one female along with her accomplice in Bloero bearing No JK08F 4546 waylaid him while he was moving on bike towards a shop in Sidhara for repairs”. The duo started thrashing him and manhandled his female friend without any provocation. We rushed towards the police station Bagh e Bahu and lodged our formal complaint, he added.
To our utter surprise, the accused again resurfaced on Sidhara where we were getting our bike repaired and started throwing beer bottles and came out of Bolero and hit me and my friends with rods, alleged friend of complainant.
The accused girl, who later on identified due to viral video as one Pallavi Sharma of Bahu Fort area, added Jatinder Sharma. Mocking the presence of cops, the accused girl openly pelted stones at us when we rushed inside a forest check post near Bravo check point of Bagh e Bahu police.
Sources in Police, said “On the basis of two complaints filled by victim at Bagh e Bahu police station and Sidhara police post respectively, one FIR bearing No 13/2023 dated 11/02/2023 u/s 341, 323, 427 and 354 has been registered against accused identified as Pallavi Sharma and Badal.
Whereas, the Sidhara Police is investigating the matter on the complaint of the victim and has also lodged an open FIR in this concern. Sources in police, however disclosed that Pallavi enjoys political patronage as well as proximity with higher up in the system and will try her best to scuttle the investigation in both FIRs. This is the only reason, still she hasn’t been arrested despite lapse of four days, added an officer of CID, preferring anonymity.
when contacted, SHO Bagh e Bahu said ” We have booked the accused and no leniency will be shown to the law violators” Whereas, Incharge PP, Sidhara said that an open FIR has been registered and law will take its own course. But, both were evading reply on why no arrests have been made till date, indeed when a visible crime has been committed. On the issue, Pallavi while claiming to be “innocent” said that I am being “framed”.
JK GLOBAL NEWS TAKE: Mysterious are the ways of police department. At times, in a Jiffy people are arrested and put behind bars for days together without even FIR. But, in certain cases the criminals are shown latitude despite prima-facie evidence and FIR. The higher ups must intervene in this matter to restore public trust.