Crackdown: Police detains 150 youth
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Srinagar, July 11: In a major crack down on protesters and stone pelters, police has detained nearly 150 youth for allegedly participating in anti-government protests and stone pelting during the past fortnight across valley.
Sources told Greater Kashmir that following the widespread protests against the killings of teenagers including a woman in CRPF and police action, scores of youth have been detained in the Srinagar city.
They said nearly 40 youth had been detained in the old city and arrests have also taken in other parts of the city.
The police also held several youth in north and south Kashmir for stone-pelting and holding protests during these days.
Sources said police also rounded up nearly 40 youth in Sopur town, after the killing of two youth by paramilitary CRPF troopers last month. A police official while wishing anonymity said that 25 of them were released and handed over to parents instructing.
The police has also detained more than 30 youth in the Islamabad town particular in the volatile areas of Malkhnag, Cheeni Chowk, Reshi bazaar areas during the nocturnal raids in past two weeks
The locals of Bandipore and Handwara towns also alleged that police was summoning the youth to police stations, after the protests.
The central government has also dire cted state government to go tough on trouble makers.
SP city (North), Shoket Hussain said about 30- 40 identified stone pelters had been detained. “We have evidence against them. They were photographed during stone pelting. Some of them were released on bail,” he added.
Pertinently, the union home secretary, Gopal K Pillai, had during his recent visit asked the state government to arrest the “trouble makers.”
Lastupdate on : Sun, 11 Jul 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 11 Jul 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:00:00 IST
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