Srinagar: A clash took place between the students and security forces at Amar Singh College in Srinagar on Tuesday over the Bandipora rape case. So far, only one person has been arrested in the case where a three-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir. The state police have constituted a special investigation team (SIT) in this regard to probe the rape case.
Meanwhile, the governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik had on Monday directed the police to complete investigations in the rape case on a fast track basis. Expressed deep shock and pain over the incident the Governor had asked the police to ascertain the right age of accused file and took a detailed report of the ongoing investigation in the case.
The governor has also directed the Divisional Commissioner and the Inspector General of Police of Kashmir to personally monitor the investigation, stated an official spokesman.
Preliminary medical examination of the youth accused of raping the girl has shown that he is not a juvenile, said police on Monday. The governor has assured the people that the administration is taking all step for maintaining public order and anybody having any grievance or apprehension should contact the police control room or the Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir’s office, the spokesman said.
The governor also appealed to the people not to pay heed to rumours and said rumour mongers will be dealt with strictly as per the law, he said.
“On learning about the unfortunate incident, the governor immediately spoke to SP Pani, IGP Kashmir, and took a detailed review of the ongoing investigations into the case,” the spokesman said.
Malik directed the IGP to ensure that the culprit gets exemplary punishment. The governor has also spoken to religious leaders of different communities and asked them to deplore this gruesome incident, and appeal to the people to remain calm and not let anti-social elements disturb peace and harmony, the spokesman said.
Earlier in the day, over 40 security personnel, including an officer, and seven civilians were injured as clashes broke out in Jammu and Kashmir during a protest against the alleged rape of the girl.
(With agency inputs)