Journalist arrested for ‘stone pelting, cyber crime’
Police implicating him: Family
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Apr 30: Police have arrested a journalist Arif Gilkar alias Arif Khanyari, resident of Khanyar locality in Old City for his alleged involvement in stone pelting and cyber crime.
Arif is presently working as an associate editor with Urdu news magazine, Suraag-e-Kashmir.
Though Police claimed Arif was arrested on Monday, but his family members said that he has been in police custody for over a week.
“Arif is innocent…. police is trying to implicate him in some frivolous case. He was working as a journalist and has never indulged in any subversive activity,” Arif’s family members claimed.
Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Khanyar Tahir Saleem Khan said that Arif was wanted in a stone pelting case registered in 2011. He said a case vide FIR number 65-2011 under section 148,147, 152, 427 stands registered against Arif in Police Station Nowhatta.
“He was wanted in the case and we were looking for him,” the SDPO said.
The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Srinagar Syed Aashiq Hussain Bukhari said Arif was also involved in a cyber related crime.
“Besides stone pelting he is involved in cyber related crime. We are investigating the case and once the probe is complete, we will share the details,” the SSP said.
Police said Gilkar was arrested after his name figured in police investigation into a case related to SIM cards used to access internet for "subversive activities".
Lastupdate on : Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 30 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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