IGP Kashmir orders probe into Srinagar hotel incident involving army officer

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday ordered a probe into an incident involving an army officer, said a spokesman.

“This is in reference to the Press Release issued by District Police Srinagar which reported about the incident at the Hotel Grand Mamta today,” he said.

“In this matter IGP Kashmir Zone has ordered a probe to be conducted by the SP North zone Srinagar in this incident within the ambit of law.”

Earlier, police said that at around 11 am, Police Station Khanyar received a call from Hotel Grand Mamta that an altercation has taken place at the hotel.

“Accordingly a police party was deputed to the hotel, and it surfaced that a one woman (name withheld) and person namely Sameer Ahmed of Budgam had come to see some person. But the hotel receptions did not allow them to meet the person. Meanwhile, police party reached the spot and got all the persons to the police Station,” said the statement.

“Subsequently it was learnt that the woman had come to meet an army officer. The identity and particulars of the army officer has been collected by the police as well. The officials were handed over to their unit after due recording their statements. The statement of woman is also being recorded for probing the matter.”