5 Kashmiris Detained in Andhra

Hyderabad: Five Kashmiris were arrested by police in India’s Southern state of Andhra Pradesh on Friday. However, they were released after proper investigation and intervention by J&K police officials.

Reports said that five residents of Valley’s Shopian district were detained on suspicion by Vijaywada Police in Andhra Pradesh. They were arrested at Ganayaram Airport when they were found clicking the pictures.

The arrested were identified as Javaid Ahmad Dar, son of Ab Rehman Dar, resident of Safanagri Shopian; Javaid Akbar, son of Mohd Akbar Wani, resident of Darwani; Amir Paul, son of Gh Mohd Paul resident of Darwani; Sanullah Bhat, son of Mohammad Akbar Bhat, resident of Darwani and Bashir Ahmad Sheikh, son of Abdul Aziz Sheikh, resident of Kashwa Shopian.

“All of them had gone to Vijayawada to admit their wards / relatives in a Madrassa,” reports quoting SSP Shopian Tahir Saleem as having said. “They were found capturing videos and taking pictures around Gannavaram Airport and were detained for questioning by the Police.”

“After the family members of the detained came to know about the detention, they approached SHO Zainpora who informed me accordingly. I personally spoke to the authorities concerned at Vijaywada and they were released later in the evening,” Saleem said.

After the incident, Shopian Police established a helpline for the students of the district who are studying outside J&K.

The students have been requested to communicate on whenever any assistance is required on the following numbers 9596768831, 9596768822.

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