Police Arrests Student In Place Of Brother, Misses Exam  

SRINAGAR — A 12th class student in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Wednesday missed annual examination as police arrested him in place of his brother during a night raid.

Ubaid Ahmad Bhat (17), son of Nazir Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Muloo Chitragam, Shopian was arrested by a contingent of police in place of his brother during a raid at his home Tuesday night, the family said.

Jawaira Bano, mother of Ubaid told a local news agency GNS that police ruined her son’s career by arresting him “despite our repeated pleas that he has to appear in the exams”.

 “We showed police the roll number slip but they were unmoved and didn’t release him. They ruined his career. God knows in what condition our beloved son may be. We all are in mental trauma,” the distraught mother said.

Ubaid is the student of Government Higher Secondary School, Tarkiwangam, Shopian and today he had to appear in the Environmental Science paper.

The angry mother has demanded the intervention of police authorities including DGP and IGP Kashmir into the detention of her son.

When contacted on the official number (9596768825) of DSP concerned, the officer who picked up the phone said, “Presently the DSP is on leave and I’m the Incharge DSP.”

When asked about the arrest of Ubaid, the officer said, “It is wrong report”, and dropped the phone. (with inputs from GNS)


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