J&K cops refuse to investigate Zaira Wasim case; claims she made no complaints

Zaira Wasim posted an apology on her Facebook wall on January 16 saying that she doesn’t deserve to be anyone’s role model

Even as the state government claims that the Dangal girl Zaira Wasim will be provided security in the wake of recent trolling, which allegedly prompted her to post a shocking public apology on Facebook, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said that it has no plans to investigate the case.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ghulam Hassan Bhat ruled out the possibility of any investigations into the case. “This case doesn’t require any investigation, why to drag police into everything,” the DIG told InUth.

When told that there were complaints of Zaira being threatened by “some trollers”, the police official said that the case can’t be registered on the basis of mere assumptions. “We can’t investigate the case on hearsay of intimidation by ‘someone’ when the person who was trolled has no problem,” the police added. He also clarified that neither Zaira nor her family has come up with any complaint before police.

The 16-year-old girl, who played Aamir Khan’s daughter in the blockbuster Dangal, took the internet by storm on January 16, when she posted an apology on her Facebook wall saying that she doesn’t deserve to be anyone’s role model. Though she didn’t speak on what provoked her to “apologise”, it seemed that her recent meeting with Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti caused a stir.

Condemning the incident Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh said on January 17 that the girl would be provided police protection.

While Zaira is avoiding taking to the media, she has pulled down the “apology” from her Facebook wall and subsequent posts to clarify that nobody pressurised her to apologise.