*135 arrested in south Kashmir’*
*In Pulwama district the number of people arrested in last two weeks has reached around 115. Among them is a 65 year old man too. The arrested persons are lodged in various police stations of the district,” claimed a source.*
Anantnag : Mar 26 2017
Ahead of by polls for Anantnag parliamentary seat, Police have launched a massive crackdown against youth in south Kashmir by arresting at least 135 youth in past two weeks. Around 115 of them have been rounded up in Pulwama Police district alone, sources told Greater Kashmir.
They said that these youth have been picked up from Karimabad, Kakpora, Lelhar, Tahab, Naira, Mitrigam, Muran , Kongan, Ruhmu and Goosu areas.
Last night, , locals said, in Mitrigam village Police raided several houses and arrested at least a dozen youth allegedly involved in stone pelting and protests.
“The arrested youth were wanted for disrupting law and order in the district by resorting to violence,” a police official said.
“In Pulwama district the number of people arrested in last two weeks has reached around 115. Among them is a 65 year old man too. The arrested persons are lodged in various police stations of the district,” claimed a source.
While talking to Greater Kashmir Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Pulwama Rayees Bhat said, "Arrested youth were involved in creating law and order problem. About 70 youth have been arrested in Pulwama during past few days".
“In Awantipora police district a youth of Braw Bandian village was arrested by Police for carrying election boycott posters. In Shopian district at least 20 youth have been rounded up so far. These people have been arrested from Imam Sahib, Harmain and Memandar areas,” the source added.
The SSP Shopian Tahir Saleem said, “The arrested youth are involved in stone pelting."
In Kulgam, district locals said, at least 3 youth were rounded up in Chawalgam village after PDP workers convention was pelted with stones at Dakbanglow-Kulgam. Three PDP workers had sustained injuries in the attack. “Police have booked our kin on frivolous grounds and are now delaying their release,” the families alleged. They also alleged harassment during nocturnal raids.