SRINAGAR: In the wake of strike call given by the Hurriyat (G) leader Syed Ali Geelani on Friday February 28, authorities Thursday took several separatist leaders and activists under preventive custody.
However, the official sources stated that there will be no curfew in Srinagar and that no such decision in this regard has been taken by the authorities. A spokesman of the district administration while confirming the reports maintained that there will be no restrictions imposed on Friday.
The reports stated that the Huriyat (G) chief spokesman Ayaz Akbar was picked up by the police on Thursday and was kept under detention in Parimpora police station. The family of Akbar said over phone that he was taken by the police party from the mosque outside his residence during the evening hours.
Another Hurriyat leader Zaffar Akbar Bhat was taken into preventive police custody and was detained at Chanapora police station.
The DIG central Kashmir Syed Afhad-ul-Mujtaba said that the police will act in accordance with the situation that will emerge due to strike on Friday. We will act in accordance with the situation. Whatever the situation demands- same will be followed. KNS