SAMBA, AUG 1: A Gujjar activist has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Samba district.
Talib Hussain was arrested following a complaint lodged by a woman who is his relative.
On receiving complaint, Samba Police swung into action. Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused has escaped after committing crime and hiding in Kashmir. Following this, a team was deputed to Kashmir and the accused was nabbed from Tral. The accused was brought to Samba Police station today.
A case FIR 211/2018 under Section 376 RPC stands registered against the accused in Police Station Samba.
The arrest was made by team headed by SHO Samba Inspector Chanchal Singh under the supervision of SSP Samba Anil Magotra.
In her complaint, the woman alleged that she was raped by Hussain a month-and-a-half ago in Chadwa forest, Police spokesperson said.
Hussain intercepted the woman when she had gone to the forest for grazing cattle and also thrashed her, the complaint said.
The complainant said she remained silent for so long as Hussain had threatened to kill her and that she told her husband about the rape yesterday only, the police official said.
“We have registered an FIR under Section 376 RPC against Hussain,” Chanchal Singh, SHO, Samba, said, adding the accused has been arrested from Tral and a probe had been launched in the case.
Hussain shot into prominence after being at the forefront of a campaign to seek justice for an eight-year-old girl who was abducted, raped and murdered in Kathua district in January this year. He was also blamed of collecting money from people claiming to provide justice to the Rasana victim but failed to disclose the total amount collected so far.
In June, Hussain’s estranged wife registered a case against him for allegedly torturing her and demanding dowry, a charge, the activist said, “aimed at maligning him for raising his voice to seek justice for the Kathua rape and murder victim.
He was granted anticipatory bail by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court in the case.
There are nearly eight cases registered against Talib in different Police Station, a police official said.