Srinagar, May 23: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday detained an Army officer from a hotel here with a woman after which they were taken to a police station where he was handed over to his unit. The officer was identified as the Major who in 2017 tied a local to the bonnet of his vehicle in Badgam district during a stone pelting incident. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Admin Announces Complete Lockdown In 11 districts Amid Spike In COVID Cases
Police said that at 11 a.m. they got a call from Hotel Grand Mamta about an altercation at the hotel. “A police party was deputed to the hotel and it surfaced that a woman (name withheld) and a man identified as Sameer Ahmed of Budgam had come to see some person,” a police statement said. Also Read - Complete Corona Curfew Imposed in Jammu and Kashmir Till Monday Morning
“But the hotel reception did not allow them to meet the person. Meanwhile, police reached the spot and got all the persons to the police Station. Subsequently, it was learnt that the woman had come to meet an Army officer. The identity and particulars of the Army officer have been collected by the police,” it added. Also Read - Jammu & Kashmir: Corona Curfew Extended To All 20 Districts, Public Transport To Ply At 50% Capacity
“The official was handed over to (his) unit after recording their statements. The statement of the woman is also being recorded,” the police said. Inspector General of Police S.P.Pani has ordered a probe into the incident to be conducted by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by the Superintendent of Police (North) Srinagar.