Dozens of youths detained after clashes in Handwara

Dozens of youths detained after clashes in Handwara

Police sources said that at least 35 youths have been taken into custody during the last night.

Dozens of youths have been taken into preventive custody following massive clashes over the alleged molestation bid and killing of three youths in army firing on Tuesday in Handwara area of frontier district of Kupwara.

Police sources said that at least 35 youths have been taken into custody during the last night.

Authorities have imposed a strict curfew in Handwara town where tension has increased further after reports of death of woman who had suffered a bullet injury yesterday reached the town.

All the exit and entry points of Handwara town at Kulangam, Chotipora and Bhagatpora have been sealed with police and paramilitary forces in riot gear manning the barricades.