Police on Tuesday claimed to have identified thirty-five persons involved in torching of schools in south Kashmir.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG), South Kashmir Range, Nitish Kumar said: "At least 35 persons involved in burning down the school buildings in South Kashmir have been identified."
"Out of 35, we have arrested 12 persons while 23 persons are absconding. The twelve persons were arrested from South Kashmir's Kulgam district."
He said the absconding persons would be arrested within next few days.
"Police is on job to nab the arsonists. They will be behind the bars within next few days. I can tell you that within next fifteen days, all faces will be unveiled," he said.
He said the civil society in South Kashmir is also cooperating with them in this regard.
Pertinently, at least 27 educational institutes have been set ablaze by arsonists in Kashmir Valley.