Police arrests many during nocturnal raids

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Waving of Pakistani flags

Anantnag:  Police resorted to nocturnal raids to get all the suspects arrested who allegedly waved Pakistani flags during a march led by Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmed Shah in Anantnag town.

Shah who along with his aides was arrested soon after the march was released by police late night, however, in a bid to arrest the youth responsible for waving Pakistani flags, police arrested various persons during the nocturnal raids.

“My son was picked up by police during a raid though he was not present in the march,” said a father.

Reports said police conducted raids in Cheni Chowk, Seer, Malaknag, Khanaba and  Lal Chowk localities and arrested many youth. They have reportedly been lodged Police Station Saddar.

A police official on condition of anonymity told CNS that youth responsible for waving Pakistani flags were identified through videography. 

Shabir Shah set free

Srinagar: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chief Shabir Ahmad Shah and two other senior leaders, who were taken into custody after Pakistani flags appeared during a rally at Anantnag yesterday, have been released.

However Hurriyat (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani remained under house arrest for the past 41 days since his return from New Delhi on April 15.

A spokesman for the DFP said that Shah, Bashir Ahmad and Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari, who were arrested on way to Srinagar from Anantnag yesterday afternoon, have been released.

Shah was brought to Srinagar during the night and later released, he said.

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