J&K: Militant’s widow alleges human rights activist of sexual assault, probe on

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Wahid Bhat | Srinagar

J&K police Friday registered a case against Ahsan Untoo, Chairman of International Forum for Justice and Human Rights for an allegedly rape attempt on a widow of a militant in Rajbagh area of Srinagar.

Police has booked Untoo under sections 376 and 511 of RPC. The militant commander was killed in 1993 in a gunfight with the security personnel. The victim hails from North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

The victim came kn contact with Untoo in 2016 when she was planning to get her daughter married. Untoo allegedly promised financial help. He took her to Yateem Trust Bemina where the management handed over cheques of Rs. 20000/- to Untoo in her name.

Police sources confirmed to Ground Report that Untoo asked her to accompany him to his office but instead took her to his rented house at Rajbagh, wherein he allegedly tried to rape her. “Allah gave me the courage and I pushed him aside and ran out of the house. In the middle of the chaos, I couldn’t even collect the cheques that Yateem Trust,” she said in the complaint.

Untoo, pertinently, hails from Lolab valley of the frontier district Kupwara and has raked up issues of human rights violations in the valley. Police confirmed, “Ahsan Untoo is right now in Delhi once he reached Kashmir he will be arrested and further action will be taken as per the law”.

Meanwhile, speaking to Ground Report Untoo dismissed the allegations and said, “These allegations are totally baseless and I know who is doing all this”. He further added, “I am not the first person these women have already make such allegation against lot of person”.