Arrest of two Kashmiri students, families approach KBA
Srinagar:The families of two Kashmiri students who were arrested by Punjab Police in connection with Jalandhar Maqsudan police station grenade blast on Wednesday said that their beloved have been implicated in ‘a false case’, saying that the truth is that both the students were regularly attending their college in Jalandhar Punjab.
Two days back, Punjab Police claimed to have solved Jalandhar Maqsudan police station hand grenade blasts case of September 14 by arresting two Kashmiri College students allegedly associated with Ansar Ghazwa Tul-Hind.
The Punjab police had identified the two students as Fazil Basheer and Shahid Qayoom, both residents of Tral town of South Kashmir.
Shahid (22), son of a policeman and Fazil (23), son of a government employee were studying B.Tech (7th semester) at ST Soldiers College of Engineering and Technology at Jalandhar Punjab.
Both the families told a local news gathering that college records of Shahid and Fazil prove that they were regular students who never missed any class in four years.
“How come they turn out to be militants when they were regularly attending the classes and have no previous such record that could establish their role in any militancy related incident,” they said.
“Our innocent sons have been booked under section 307, 427, 120B of Indian Penal Code and 3, 4, 5 of Explosives Act. We appeal Kashmir Bar Association to take up the cases of these two students and ensure their release. Their career has come to an end and now we want their safe return,” they said.
“Not a single FIR stands registered against the duo in any police station of Jammu and Kashmir. Punjab Police have made them scapegoats and arrested them only because they hail from Kashmir,” they said. CNS