Woman SPO arrested for glorifying terrorism



Srinagar: A woman special police officer (SPO) from Kulgam district has been arrested and terminated from the service for glorifying terrorism and obstructing government officials in the discharge of their duty, a police spokesman said on Friday.
As per details, On April 14, 2021, on a specific input regarding the presence of terrorists in Karewa Mohallah of village Frisal, a search operation was launched by the security forces in the area.

During the search operation, the search party was obstructed to by a woman identified as Saima Akther (working as SPO), daughter of Ghulam Nabi Rah, resident of Frisal. The woman resisted the search party and turned violent and uttered statements glorifying violent actions of terrorists. She captured a video through her personal phone and uploaded it on social media platforms for dissemination with the intent of disrupting the search operation.
Taking cognizance of the matter, the woman has been arrested and subsequently terminated from service. Regarding the incident, a case vide FIR No 19/2021 under section 353 IPC, 13 ULA(P) Act was registered against her in Police Station Yaripora and investigation of case is in progress.