Police, army raid ML activist’s residence
Family alleges harassment
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Apr 2: Police, Special Operations Group and Army on Sunday night raided the house of a Muslim League member, Showkat Ahmad Hakeem, at Rakh-i-Hajin, Bandipora, cordoning off the locality, barging into the rooms and attempting to harassment, the family of Showkat alleged.
“The men in uniform came and barged into our house late night at around 11:30 pm. They then scattered the things inside the house and harassed the family of consequences. They ran through the house without mentioning the purpose of the search. They had no search warrant at all,” Showkat Hakeem told Greater Kashmir.
In 2010, Bhopal Police had arrested two persons in Madhya Pradesh including Showkat Ahmad. Police had said the arrested men were the members of Muslim League. Later, Court released the duo including Showkat. Police, however, had told this newspaper that the duo were under surveillance and had to appear in the local police station once in a week.
Station House Officer Police Station Hajin said Showkat had to remain under their surveillance. “The reason for search was to see if he was there or not. Court directions are that Showkat should visit the police station regularly for further proceedings. But he did not visit the station for some time. That’s why Police searched his house,” Nissar Ahmad told Greater Kashmir.
A spokesman of Muslim League said raid on their member was harassment on part of Police. “It is surprising that our members are harassed day in and day out. We condemn this act of theirs,” he said.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 2 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 2 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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