J-K police detains 24 youth for torching their vehicles

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The Jammu and Kashmir police, on Monday, claimed to have detained at least 24 persons in connection with the blazing incident that occurred on July 5 this year. After the death of a rebel agitated protestors allegedly set two police armoured vehicles on fire near Aripal area of South Kashmir’s Tral town.

Protestors, mostly youth, had attacked government forces and torched two of their armoured vehicles after the death of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) rebel in Aripal area during a gun battle with a joint team of Indian Army and paramilitary troopers.

Police sources have told CNS that from past two days police detained at least 24 suspects from Pastuna, Aripal, Gadhpora and Dar Ganaie Gund Tral areas.

Detainees included two brothers Nadeem Ahmed Mir and Nayeem Ahmed Mir. “They are the sons of a police official and we have called them for questioning,” a police officer said.

Station House Officer Tral, Nazir Ahmed told the news agency that they are thoroughly questioning the suspects. “We don’t want that any innocent get booked for the fault of his none. We are investigating the matter thoroughly and hopefully within two days the real suspected will be identified and innocent be released,” he said. (CNS)


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