Man accused of tying policeman to a chair booked under PSA

SRINAGAR: A man arrested last week for allegedly tying a policeman to a chair in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district was booked under the Public Safety Act on Tuesday, sources said.
They said that Mohammad Shafi Khan, a resident of Arhama village, was shifted to Kot-Bhalwal jail in Jammu after the dossier. A senior police official said that Shafi was booked under FIR no. 219/2017 under section 148, 149, 303, 336 and other unlawful acts.
He was arrested last week for allegedly attacking a policeman, raising “anti-national slogans”, organizing protests and instigating law and order problem in Manigam area. Pertinently, a video had surfaced on the social media last week in which a woman was seen tying a cop to a chair after alleging that he was taking her pictures in his mobile phone.
The locals around the Manigam area gathered as the woman tied the cop to a chair.
“You should know what it means to outrage someone’s modesty,” the woman yelled at the constable in a video circulating on Facebook.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Fayaz Ahmad Lone told the reporters, “We registered an FIR and he was arrested soon after. Law will take its course.”
The policeman, according to eye witnesses denied having clicked any picture at first.
“But when his mobile was checked photos of the woman were found. He was thrashed and the woman herself tied him to a chair with the help of locals,” they said. Agencies