Two policemen have been arrested hours after the Jammu and
Kashmir government on Saturday ordered a magisterial probe into the
killing of youth in Budgam.
Deputy Commissioner Budgam,
Mir Altaf Ahmad, ordered the magisterial probe into the killing of
Suhail Ahmad Sofi at Narbal village on Srinagar-Gulmarg road.
Deputy Commissioner has been asked to probe the incident that led to
the death of the boy. He has been asked to submit a report within 15
days," Mir said.
Earlier in the day, JKLF chairman Yaseen
Malik and social activist Swami Agnivesh were detained when they tried
to lead a march towards Narbal in central Kashmir's Budgam district
where the youth was killed in firing by security forces during a
protest. Agnivesh had joined Malik Saturday morning in the 30-hour
hunger strike against the proposal to create separate settlements for
Kashmiri migrant Pandits.
took the two into preventive custody at Maisuma as they attempted to
take out a march towards Narbal, where Suhail Ahmad Sofi was killed and
two others were injured when security forces opened fire at
demonstrators who were protesting against the killing of two youths in
an army operation in Tral area of south Kashmir earlier this week, PTI
A day after the arrest of separatist leader
Masarat Alam, the Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani
had called for a shutdown in Kashmir.
Geelani, who is already under house arrest, made the bandh call soon
after a court sent Kashmiri separatist Alam to seven days in police
Meanwhile, Masarat Alam, who was arrested over
raising of pro-Pakistan slogans and hoisting Pakistan flags at a rally,
has been remanded to 7-day police custody.
Alam was produced before a concerned judge who sent him to police custody till April 23.
45-year-old hardliner was arrested from his home in Habbakadal area of
the city on Friday morning and slapped with charges of leading seditious
activities and waging a war against the nation.
Adopting a stern stance against the ongoing protest in the Valley, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that government will not compromise on the country's
unity and integrity and the Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam, who
is under detention at present, will be sent to jail.
two dozen people, including security personnel, were injured in
Srinagar on Friday when protesters fought a pitched battle with security
forces after Friday prayers over Alam's detenti