Kashmiri scholar with alleged militancy links arrested in Punjab

A Kashmiri PhD scholar was arrested in a joint operation of the Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab Police from the Central University in Bathinda on Tuesday for alleged militancy links, police said.

The accused, Hilal Ahmed, 28, is being taken to Jammu and Kashmir for further investigation. The arrest was made following a raid conducted in the varsity campus, Bathinda Senior Superintendent of Police Nanak Singh told IANS.

Over the past one year, the police in both states have raided institutions in various parts of Punjab and arrested students.