Srinagar, Neyaz Elahi,Aug 27, CNS: Days after attack on Border Security Forece (BSF) security vehicle in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police and other security agencies apprehended 10 youth from Koil hamlet during nocturnal raids. The local population has alleged that militant attack on BSF has turned out to be a nuisance for them as according to them government forces are harassing the youth of the area on the one or the other pretext.
Sources told CNS that government forces during nocturnal raids in Koil village detained 10 youth against all of whom police has lodged attempt to murder cases and these youth according to police have been lodged in different police stations of the district.
Locals said that a fleet of police and security forces vehicles appeared in Koil hamlet during the dead of night and raided different houses. “Ten youth from the village were dragged out from their houses and taken to unknown destination,” a local informed CNS adding that government forces have been frequently conducting nocturnal raids in the area after the August 16 attack on BSF security vehicles in which two security personnel were killed.
The locals identified the arrested youth as Tariq Bashir Sofi, Manzoor Qadir Kumar, Mudasir Nabi Bhat, Muzamil Shaban Bhat, Mukhtiyar Nazir Hajam, Imtiyaz Gafar Dar, Bashir Rehman Ganaie, Ashiq Khaliq Sofi, Bhaktiyar Abdullah Paul and Muhammad Suhail Bhat.
When contacted a top police official told CNS that all these arrested youth resorted to massive stone-pelting soon after the militant attack in the area. “These youth damaged security vehicles which had gone there to assess the situation after the militant attack,” he said adding that all the arrested youth are ‘notorious’ stone-pelters.
The police official further added that the arrested youth have been booked under vide FIR number 205/2014 under section 307 RPC. (CNS)