Protests in Old City, demand release of youth detained by NIA
Srinagar: Old city Srinagar residents protested Thursday against the arrest of nine youths by National Investigation Agency.
Eye witnesses said that men, women and children joined the protests demanding immediate release of the detained youth.
Protesters asembled at Rajouri Kadal and raised slogans in support of the detained youth claiming they are innocent and be released immediately.
Nine persons were arrested in Kashmir by police’s Special Operation Group (SOG) in November last year for alleged militant links were handed over to National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Official sources said that two persons identified as Tahir Ahmad Khan son of Ali Mohammad of Chandrigam Tral and Haris Mushtaq Khan son of Mushtaq Ahmad of Wathora Budgam were arrested by the SOG Srinagar near TRC on November 23, 2018.
On their disclosure, police claimed that seven more persons were arrested by respective police stations and handed over to SOG in a subsequent couple of days.
They include Abdul Ahad Mir son of Ghulam Mohammad of Khurhama, Kupwara, Asif Suhail Nadaf son of Latief Ahmad of Rainwari, Irfan Ahmad Seeru son of Mohammad Shaban of Nawa Kadal Srinagar, Wahid Abbas Bhat son of Mohammad Abbas of Rajouri Kadal, Srinagar, Ashiq Hussain son of Bashir Ahmad of Jamia Masjid Nowhatta, Haris Rashid Langoo son of Abdul Rashid of Malik Sahib Gojwara Srinagar and Arif Majeed Khan son of Abdul Majeed of Hawal Srinagar.
Tbe police on January 15 handed over all the nine persons to NIA ssleuth.
The nine persons were handed to NIA sleuths on the orders of City Munsiff Srinagar following an application by the NIA.