Jammu: As many as 2,818 people have been arrested in connection with domestic violence, including 41 people arrested in cases of 15 dowry deaths, in the last three years, Jammu and Kashmir government said on Friday.
In a written reply to the question of PDP MLA Anjum Fazili, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said 2,818 people have been arrested in 1,632 cases of domestic violence in Jammu and
Kashmir during the last three years.
Giving further details, she said 41 people have been arrested in connection with 15 cases of dowry deaths, followed by 361 arrested in connection with 462 cases of abetment of
She said 2,413 people have been arrested in 1,153 cases of cruelty by husband or relatives of husband and three people arrested in two cases of the Dowry Prohibition Act.
While 583 people have been arrested in 422 such cases in 2016, 2015 saw arrest of 1,127 people in 571 such cases, followed by arrest of 1,108 people in 639 cases in 2014, she
The Chief Minister further said the cases of domestic violence are being registered in police stations concerned and action warranted under the law is being taken.
“Six police stations exclusively manned by women police personnel have been established at district headquarters of Jammu, Rajouri, Udhampur, Srinagar, Anantnag and Baramulla to
deal with cases of domestic and social violence,” Ms Mufti said.