2 YOUTH ARRESTED 8 More Wanted: DC
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Dec 30: With the reports of alleged harassment pouring in from Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police Sunday arrested two youth in the town as authorities claimed they were involved in stone throwing and disruption of peace.
Residents said a heavy contingent of police and paramilitary CRPF Sunday afternoon barged in tow residential houses at Washbug on the outskirts of Pulwama town and arrested two youth identified as Faizan Ahmad Ganaie and Owais Ahmad Dar. They said both the youth were watching Indo-Pak cricket match when they were arrested by the forces.
The arrest, sources said evoked strong protest demonstrations in the area. The residents of the area came out of their houses and staged strong protest demonstrations against arrests. They demanded immediate release of youth.
The residents alleged that police is harassing the people in most of the areas of Pulwama district without any provocation.
Police sources said the groups of youth at various places in district tried to take out processions Sunday morning however they were not allowed to do so.
Confirming the arrest of two youth, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama Shafat Noor told Greater Kashmir that the duo was detained on charges of stone-pelting. “They have been arrested for stone pelting,” he said and added that dozens of youth Sunday morning pelted stones on police and CRPF in Washbug area.
The DC said that eight more youth from Washbug area are wanted for pelting stones and disruption of peace.
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