Seven youth detained during night raids in south Kashmir's Shopian

Government forces late on Sunday night raided a village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district and picked up at least seven persons.

A police official said that forces raided Arhama village, some 2.5 kms from the main town and detained seven persons.

They were lodged in police station Shopian and were being quizzed for their role in militancy related activities, he said.

The official identified the detainees as Ishaq Ittoo S/O Ahsan Ittoo, Mehrajuddin Mir S/ O Qadir Mir, Arshid Lone S/ O Jabbar Lone,Shabir Kulley S/ O Rashid Kulley, Gh. Nabi Mir S/ O  Gh Qadir Mir, Irfan Ittoo S/ O Ab. Rashid and Fayaz Ahmad Mir S/ O Ahsan Mir.

Pertinently, on Saturday a group of militants had appeared in the village during the funeral prayers of a local militant Yasir Ahmad Shah, who was killed along with his associate in Gadapora village on March 22, and offered him a gun salute.