A local court in Kupwara district has sent a Territorial Army soldier into judicial custody for kidnapping and raping a woman. Parvaiz Ahmad Khan son of Ali Mohammad Khan of Halmatpora in Kupwara was sent to judicial custody on Monday (Nov 9) by a Munsif court of Judge Mansoor Ahmad in the district. According to KNS correspondent, Khan, is a soldier of 10 JAKLI posted in Sunjwani in Jammu region, and has been charge sheeted by police for kidnapping and raping a woman of Kupwara district. As per the police charge sheet, Khan had lured the woman into marrying and taken her to Srinagar on October 5 for three days where he raped her. After three days of agony, the woman managed to escape from Khan and reached her home. Later, the woman and her family complained to the police, which booked Khan under FIR No. 250 under sections of 366 (kidnapping, abducting) and 376 (rape). Soon, police launched a hunt to arrest the accused Khan but he remained absconding. Relentless pursuit against the accused finally compelled him to surrender before police in Kupwara. Following his arrest, police presented the charge sheet before the court that sent him to judicial custody till November 14 in District Jail Kupwara. Khan is likely to face ten years rigorous imprisonment for rape and three years for abduction of woman if prosecution successfully proves the charges before the court.
2015 Kashmir Despatch