Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday evening arrested two sons of late Ashraf Sehrai, who died on 5 May in a hospital during his imprisonment under Public Safety Act (PSA).
The Tehreek-i-Hurriyat Chairman, Sehrai, passed away at the Government Medical College in Jammu, where he was brought from a Jammu jail.
Quoting family sources, a local news agency said that the duo was arrested from their residence at Bulbulbagh area of Barzulla, in Srinagar.
They said a police party from Kupwara along with Srinagar police arrested Mujahid Sehrai and Rashid Sehrai, both sons of late Sehrai, and took them to Kupwara.
Earlier, two close relatives of late Sehrai were also arrested in connection with the same case, sources were quoted saying.
The news agency also quoted local sources adding that both the sons have been arrested in connection with a case registered against them on 6 May at the police station in Tekkipora-Sogam.
They said that while taking the body of late Sehrai to Tekkipora-Sogam graveyard in Kupwara for burial on 6 May, some people were found raising “pro-freedom and provocative slogans”. The video of the same had gone viral on social media. Accordingly a case was registered against 20 people found raising slogans, they added.
No police official was available for comments on the arrests made by Kupwara police in Srinagar.
The police statement will be updated as and when it is available. (With inputs from KDC)