Kidnapped minor girl recovered, three arrested: Pulwama Police

PULWAMA — Police on Monday said to have recovered a kidnapped minor girl from Keller area of Shopian district and arrested three accused persons involved in the commission of crime.

According to statement by Pulwama Police, on 29/01/2023, Police Station Rajpora received a written complaint from a resident of Sonabanjer Khaigam stating that his daughter aged about 15-years-old has been kidnapped by three persons namely Sharief Ahmad Awan son of Mohd Ismail Awan, Sajad Ahmad Awan, Javaid Ahmad Awan, both sons of Sharif Ahmad Awan, all residents of Pahlipora Keller.

Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 07/23 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Rajpora and investigation was initiated.

The statement said, during the course of investigation, a special Police team was constituted to trace out the kidnapped girl. The investigating team acting swiftly, raided various suspected locations. After strenuous efforts, the special team was able to recover the kidnapped girl from village Hergam Keller area of Shopian within hours after the complaint was registered.

All the three accused persons involved in the commission of crime have also been arrested, it said.

The girl was handed over to her legal heirs after fulfilling all medico-legal formalities, reads the statement. — (KIMS)