The Jammu and Kashmir police Tuesday said that they have taken note of a video in which a policeman is seen making obscene gestures to university students who are traveling in a bus late in the night.
The 36-second video was shot at a crossing in the main Auentpur market in Pulwom district while the students were returning from the Islamic University of Science and Technology campus late on Monday, highly placed sources tell Kashmir Dispatch.
The university students are up in arms over the arrest of a BTech student and his father after a raid on their house to arrest him ended up in a gunfight on May 10. Police had come under militant fire after they had raided a house to detain the student, Tassaduq Rashid Bhat, during night hours.
Kashmir Dispatch was first to report that “as the police team entered Tassaduq’s house, they had asked his father Abdul Rashid about his son’s whereabouts. As the conversation was on, sources had said, the policemen came under a volley of fire from one of rooms inside Rashid’s house.
Protests were also held in the campus on Sunday and students and forces had clashed since 11.30 am, sources said.
“It was a lock down in the campus and the police agreed to give a safe passage to the students at about 8 pm,” a source in the university administration told Kashmir Dispatch.
“When the students left in the university buses, they booed at the policemen posted at the Auentpur crossing,” a police officer, who wished not to be named, said.
In the video, the policeman is seen making obscene gestures- blowing kisses to students on the university bus.
The Superintendent of Police in Auentpur, Zahid Malik, told Kashmir Dispatch that police has taken “note of the video and appropriate action will be taken if the policeman is found guilty”.