Woman Cop Terminated from Service for ‘Obstructing’ Search Operation at Her Home

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A 30-year-old Special Police Officer of the J&K Police was terminated from the services and was booked under anti-terror charges for allegedly obstructing the security forces from carrying out search operations at her home and glorifying militancy. A video clip of the woman cop, Sakina Athar went viral on social media where she can be heard shouting at security personnel to not enter her home for conducting search operations.

Although her profile is not clearly visible in the video Akhter is caught yelling at the security personnel to stop the search operation in her village Frisal, in South Kashmir’s Kulgam.

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As per the reports the cop has been charged under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and has been arrested at the Yaripora Police Station, police stated. In the video, she was witnessed telling the forces that she won’t let them enter her house with shoes.

Additionally, Akhter also says that they are being worried every now and then by forces for search services even at odd hours and especially when there are women alone in the house. In this video, several women are caught talking in the video. Chants like “Kashmir Hamara hai, (This is our Kashmir)” are also heard.

As per the J&K Police, the joint forces had begun a cordon and search operation in the Karewa Mohallah of village Frisal during which the woman faced the security personnel. Akther has been accused of obstructing the search operation where she became violent.

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As informed by the police officers, Akhter recorded the video from her mobile phone and later uploaded it on social media platforms for distribution with the intent of ‘disrupting the search operation’. Akhter has now been caught and fired from her duty.