Protests Rock Old City, Father Alleges Police Demanding Rs 30,000 for Release
Srinagar – Complete shutdown amid protests is being observed in downtown of Srinagar, against the arrest of a minor boy who was slapped with the Public Safety Act.
The strike was observed against the arrest of a 16-year-old Haris Ahmad in Bohri Kadal, Saraf Kadal Gojwara, Malaratta and Nowhatta areas of the city.
Eighteen days ago ,Harris Rashid ,a class 10th student of Malik Sahib area was asked by Station Head Officer , Nowhatta to visit the police Station for rehabilitation process because of his involvement in stone pelting during 2008 unrest but since then he is absconding .
The family alleges that Harris was called by the police to visit the police station for some rehabilitation process but he never returned home since then. Ab. Rashid ,father of Harris said, My son was asked to report at the police station some eighteen days ago.They said that he will be rehabilitated because he was involved in 2008 protest.But it is now 18th day and my son was not returned.We were not allowed to meet him.I approached the police station so many times but they are saying that he has been shifted to some jail in jammu.We want our son back. Now the Police officers at Nowhatta Police station are asking me a sum of 30,000 ruppes in return of my son.I ask you where is justice and what is our guilt. When we approached SHO Nowhatta in this regard he said, Talk to SSP Sahab he said. He might have been involved in many more cases.
If he has been shifted to jammu There is no logic in believing that police is asking for the money now.
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