Govt employee terminated for leading pro-freedom protests arrested in Bandipora

Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a "most-wanted" Hurriyat activist in north Kashmir's Bandipora district.
Govt employee terminated for leading pro-freedom protests arrested in Bandipora
Pro-freedom protests in south Kashmir. File pic (Mir Wasim/GK)

Police on Monday claimed to have arrested a "most-wanted" Hurriyat activist in north Kashmir's Bandipora district.

A senior police official said that they arrested Tahir Ahmad Mir, 24, son of Habibullah Mir, resident of Ward No. 2 Plan Bandipora from his residence at around 7:30 pm.

"There are 13 FIRs registered against him in police station Bandipora," said the official.

Tahir, he said, had organised hundreds of rallies in and around Bandipora town during the ongoing uprising, triggered by July 8 killing of militant commander Burhan Wani.

Police had raided his house on various occasions, but he would evade the arrest.

Mir, who worked as laboratory bearer in the state's education department, was terminated from the service for leading pro-freedom protests.

Related Stories

No stories found.
Greater Kashmir
www.greaterkashmir.com