Nine Shopian youth arrested for visiting militant’s grave in north Kashmir: IGP

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Inspector-General of Police Vijay Kumar Tuesday said that nine youth from south Kashmir’s Shopian were arrested for visiting a graveyard where a militant is buried.

Asked about the question about the arrest of some youths, he said, “They had gone to see graveyard where militant was buried as against Pakistan which had been wrongly reported in media.”

The IGP was was talking on the sidelines of the wreath laying ceremony of a CRPF trooper, who succumbed to the injuries suffered by him in the attack by militants in which two of his colleagues were killed in Lawaypora on Srinagar outskirts on Thursday last.

Earlier it was reported that police in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday late-evening detained nine boys, hailing from South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Senior Superintendent of police (SSP) Baramulla, Mohammad Rayees Bhat, told News Agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) that nine boys from Zainapora area of Shopian district were detained by police after noticing them in suspicious condition.

He said that all the nine have been detained from Sheeri area of Baramulla, adding that after proper verification and antecedents check all the detained boys will be handled as per law. (with inputs from GNS and KDC)


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