Shopian Lawyer Held For ‘Ferrying Militants’

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Srinagar: Police on Thursday arrested an advocate and slapped him with unlawful activities prevention act (UAPA) for allegedly ferrying militants in Shopian district of south Kashmir.

Gowhar Ahmed Wani of Imamsahab Shopian, who was allegedly held while ferrying militants on December 7, was arrested and booked under UAPA, news agency GNS quoted an unnamed police officer as saying.

Quoting sources, the report said that forces had inputs that militants were traveling in a car and when 44 RR of Army intercepted it at Baba Khader Rampura Chowk in Trenz area on December 7, the militants escaped and left vehicle near Pargachoo.

They said that Gowhar had jumped out of the vehicle when the car was intercepted and had said that he was a victim. Gowhar was later questioned and was formally arrested today, they added.

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