SRINAGAR : Police said they have arrested a CRPF man who has been blackmailing a housewife for the last two years in a Sopore locality. The police action came within hours after the lady spoke up and revealed her two years of “tormenting” by the CRPF man in a video that went viral on social media late last week.
“We registered a case soon after a formal complaint came to us,” SDPO Sopore Mashkoor Ahmad Zargar said. “The accused is in custody”.
A housewife, living in Chinkipora locality of Sopore alleged, in a video that a CRPF man barged into her residence and abused her. Later, she alleged, he would blackmail her for last one and a half years on basis of a video which he had claimed to have recorded.
She alleged that she was being moved out of her home by him and driven to other places. She made many other allegations including that she would find many men during “force” outings. Finally, she revealed everything to her husband who registered a formal case.
Wife of a well-placed government official in a technical service, the lady is the mother of two girls. She is living in her husband’s home which is opposite to a CRPF camp, housing 179 battalion. Her husband has told media that the accused CRPF man would threaten her wife after raping her. He has also said that after he got the shock of his life when his wife revealed the blackmail, he also started getting threats. He has handed over 18 cell phone numbers to the police from whom he would receive threats, media reports suggest.
Mushkoor said the investigation is about to be concluded in the FIR No 234/2018 under RPC 452, 376, 506. “We have visited the spots and investigation is at its peak,” he said.
They have already arrested the accused. He has been identified as Iqbal Ahmad son of Abdul Rasheed, a resident of Garkote Uri. The accused was on leave and we went to his home and arrested him, police said, adding that they have questioned him.