Nocturnal raids in Nowhatta, Hawal

12 Youth Arrested, Allege Residents

Srinagar, Dec 4: Residents of old city on Tuesday alleged that police carried out nocturnal raids in various areas last night and arrested more than 12 youth. However, police said that only five youth were arrested.
“Heavy contingents of police raided various localities and arrested around a dozen youth, which included five youth of two families. The arrested youth were lodged in Police Station Soura and Nowhatta,” residents of Nowhatta and Hawal told Greater Kashmir over phone.
They demanded


immediate release of the detained youth. They added that the police had not released many a youth who were arrested during the raids carried out in last week of November.
Superintendent of Police (SP) north Srinagar, Tahir Saleem Khan denied that Police had arrested 12 youth. “Not a dozen, we have arrested only five persons,” he said adding that they are investigating the cases against them.
Pertinently, Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad last week had told Greater Kashmir that innocents would be released and would not be harassed. “Those who are not involved in stone pelting and disruption would be released but guilty would be dealt with iron fist,” the DGP had said.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 4 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 5 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST




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