In a shocking incident, a Jammu & Kashmir police head constable was suspended after his photographs showing him sitting on a female colleague’s lap in uniform inside a police station in Rajouri went viral on social media.
Identified as Zakir Hussain, posted at Budhal police station, he was seen sitting in the lap of a woman SPO at Budhal police station. An enquiry has been imitated into this matter.
In one of the two photographs uploaded on social networking sites, even the woman SPO was seen holding him in her arms, reported The Indian Express.
According to sources, it was a case of forced romance inside the police station. The woman cop didn’t show any resistance because she was intimidated and scared. While the head constable was busy in allegedly teasing the woman cop, another cop posted at the Doda station clicked the photograph and leaked it to press and other people in Poonch district, sources said.
Surprisingly, the other cops who were stationed in the police station witnessed the shameful act, but no one dared him to stop from teasing their female colleague. The incident occurred in August and came to the notice of higher authorities through WhatsAap and Facebook. Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajouri, Rajeshwar Singh, said that the suspended cop was also attached with District Police Lines.
Singh said the woman SPO also has been attached, he said, adding that she will be disengaged if found involved in the matter during inquiry.
The cop who has uploaded the photographs has been identified and he too will face the probe.
In two such incidents in past, a woman cop, who was later posted at the residence of ex-chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, and a woman Inspector (now DSP in Srinagar) had lodged complaints of sexual harassment against a SSP in an armed battalion which has its office at Chhani Himmat.