Police detain school principal over issuance of DOB certificate

Srinagar, May 13: Police on Monday detained principal of a private school for allegedly issuing a fake Date of Birth (DOB) certificate in favour of a youth accused in rape of 3-year-old Sumbal girl.
SSP Bandipora Rahul Malik told GNS that the fake DOB was issued by the Ali Mohammad Thakur, Principal High School Islamia Educational Trust Trigam.
“Yes we have detained him for questioning with regard to the Issuance of DOB showing the accused as minor. We are inquiring the matter as to how and why it happened,” SSP said.
Asked about the medical report, the SSP said that the “Prima-facie it is same as in the FIR.”
Police on Saturday said that it has constituted a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe alleged rape of minor girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
SSP Bandipora Rahul Malik had said that that the SIT comprising SDPO Sumbal, SHO Sumbal and Sr.PO has been constituted to investigate the entire case.
“The age confirmation of accused will be determined on the basis of scientific medical test to be conducted by the team of senior doctors,” SSP had said.
The incident, involving the rape of a 3-year-old Bandipora girl by the accused arrested by the police already.
The police have already arrested the accused and an FIR number 81/2019 under section 363/342/376 stand registered against him at Police Station Sumbal. (GNS)