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Crime on rise in Kashmir valley amid pandemic; police working to crack cases

Last Updated on May 28, 2021 at 11:18 am

The ongoing pandemic has impacted different parts of the nation in many ways. There are consistent signs across the country that various crimes have shown a jump during this time of crises. Since any crises or pandemic later results in increased poverty, hunger which in turn increases the crime rate.

Similarly, crime rate has been on rise in Kashmir which is under lockdown from the past few days that has brought the police on toes and made their job a challenging one.

As per reports, where people in Kashmir are fighting with deadly coronavirus mentally and physically, crimes such as rape to abduction and blackmarketing are on rise.

Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a major manhunt on May 19,  to catch a man who had kidnapped a girl in Sopore area of north Kashmir. 

“Sopore Police seeks help of general public to trace out the Kidnapper namely Mehraj ud Din Ganie S/O Ghulam Muhammad Ganie R/O Pujipora Wagub, If anybody have any information/clue may kindly inform Sopore Police on 9596773004, 9596773011, 9596773019 and 9596773024,” said a public notification from the police. 

Also a case of rape was reported on May 19, where a girl of south Kashmir was raped but the police cought the accused within an hour on the same day.

A police official said that in this regard case FIR No. 28/2021 U/S 341,376,506 IPC, 4 POCSO Act stands registered and investigation is in progress.

Also another case was reported a few days earlier where police cracked a blackmarketing case.  “Budgam Police foiled black marketing of Government rice by seizing 05 quintals of illegally procured government rice from a shopkeeper. Case registered. Accused arrested,” said a police spokesman. 

 A senior police official said it was unfortunate that even in these  challenging times, the people of Kashmir are getting on wrong paths.  Where the need of hour is to help people in different ways , pray for each other’s  life,  such heinous crimes are being reported in different parts of Kashmir.