Forces arrest five Shopian residents during night raid; one set free

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/10/2019 2:41:47 PM Jammu and Kashmir

Shopian Jan 10: Five persons were arrested by the security forces during a raid in Kanjiullar village of south Kashmir's Shopian district on Tuesday night.

Local residents told said that the forces raided a cluster of houses on Tuesday night and picked up five persons.

While one was later released, the four others were still in the custody of the forces, they said.

The local residents identified them as Mohsin Rashid Lone son of Ab Rashid Lone, Farooq Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Ayoub Bhat, Showkat Ahmad Thockar son of Abdul Khaliq Thockar and Azad Ahmad Itoo.

Although the district police Chief Sandeep Kumar Choudary did not answer the calls from this reporter, a police official said that the arrestees were being quizzed for their role in various stone pelting incidents.

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