Shab-e-Barat prayers: Over 20 persons arrested for violating prohibitory orders in Bandipora

A police official told Greater Kashmir that a group of people attempted to offer congregational late night prayers in view of Shab-e-Barat at a local mosque in Nesbal village of Sumbal.
Shab-e-Barat prayers: Over 20 persons arrested for violating prohibitory orders in Bandipora
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Over 20 persons were arrested in north Kashmir's Bandiporadistrict after they violated the prohibitory orders issued in connection withthe spread of Covid-19 pandemic, officials said on Thursday.

A police official told Greater Kashmir that a group ofpeople attempted to offer congregational late night prayers in view ofShab-e-Barat at a local mosque in Nesbal village of Sumbal.

He said the arrests were made as the villagers violatedsection 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by gathering at a mosque despite theclear orders from the administration in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Station House Officer (SHO), Sumbal, Muneeb Ul Islamconfirmed the arrest of over two dozen persons. He said a case under relevantsections of law has been registered and further investigation taken up.

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