IMAM’S ARREST TRIGGERS CLASHES
Police Vitiating Peace, Allege Locals
He Was Arrested For Provoking People:DIG
Palhallan (Baramulla) Aug 3: Scores of people took to the streets here in north Kashmir on Saturday against the arrest of a local imam, who is also a shopkeeper. Police fired several tear gas shells to disperse the protesters who had blocked the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway, demanding immediate release of the Imam.
Locals said troopers and policemen appeared in Palhallan area this evening and arrested Nazir Ahmmad Tantray son of Ghulam Mohiuddin Tantray of Bhat Mohalla Pattan.
As the word about Nazir’s arrest spread scores of people came out of their houses and staged a protest against the arrest. Youth later appeared on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway at Palhallan and blocked the vehicular movement for several hours.
Later police swung in to action and resorted to tear gas shelling. However, protesters retaliated with stones triggering clashes that continued till late in the evening.
"We don't understand when the entire Palhallan area is peaceful, then why police are adamant to spoil the peaceful atmosphere by arresting innocents like Nazir," said a resident.
When contacted DIG Baramulla said the youth was arrested on the charges of provoking local youth for stone pelting and had earlier links with some militants.
"The arrested youth was provoking local youth for the stone pelting and was a threat for the peace in the area. He was also associated with some militants in the past," claimed DIG Baramulla, Jaipal Singh.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 3 Aug 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 3 Aug 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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