Family members of a youth of Nowhatta area of Shaher-e-Khaas, who was arrested at Srinagar Airport, accused police of "implicating him in false case." However, police denied the allegation saying "he is a stone pelter."
Family members of the youth Dawood Mushtaq claimed he was arrested at Srinagar Airport. "Despite being innocent, he was taken to Cargo for interrogation wherefrom he was shifted to police station Khanyar. Now, we were informed that he has been booked under Public Safety Act and has been shifted to Kot Balwal Jail," the family members told a local news agency CNS.
"Neither is he a stone-pelter nor any militant. Dawood's only fault is that he is a relative of a militant commander. We fail to understand why he was arrested?" they said. "We are not allowed to meet him and they are anxious about his safety," they said.
When contacted a police official said that "the arrested youth is a known stone-pelter." "Dawood is not only a stone-pelter but he is the front-runner who incited youth for stone-pelting in Old Srinagar city," the police official claimed. (CNS)