Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir: Noted human rights defender and senior lawyer, Parvez Imroz was arrested by Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir Police, while he was on his way to office on Tuesday. He was later released on bail.
Imroz was on his way to court when his vehicle was stopped by Deputy Superintendent of Traffic, Riyaz Ahmed Halwai near exhibition crossing. The police claimed that Imroz was arrested after he tore the uniform of the officer.
The Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) said that Imroz was on his way to office when his vehicle was stopped by a senior cop.
“We had reached near the crossing when the official asked us to take our car forward. Without listening to us he started abusing me and my nephew who was in the driver’s seat,” Imroz told The Kashmir Walla.
“The cop abused him. While Imroz objected, the cop informed his colleagues at Shergari Police station, who reached on the spot and took him to the police station,” said an official at JKCCS.
Imroz said that he came out of his vehicle and politely asked the officer why is he abusing them, “but instead of calming down he started manhandling me and pushing me,” Imroz added.
A case under FIR No. 353/2013 has been lodged against Imroz at the Shergari Police Station, Srinagar.