Army arrests 5 Maharashtrian ‘students’

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Army Wednesday arrested five ‘students’ of Maharashtra who reportedly had arrived in North Kashmir’s Pattan Town along with their Kashmiri friends. All the youth have been detained in Police Station Pattan.

Confirming their arrest, Deputy Inspector General of Police, North Kashmir J.P.Singh told CNS that they are in touch with Maharashtra police to ascertain their background.

According to reports at least five students from Maharashtra along with their Kashmiri friends were enjoying the scenic beauty near Zangam Pattan. The youth according to police sources were video-graphing the railway track when Army personnel from 29 RR stationed at Zangam Camp arrested them.

Police sources told CNS that Army objected their action of video-graphing and handed them over to Pattan police. Police released all the local youth while the youth from Maharashtra were detained in police station.

Police has identified detained youth as Abrar Ahmed Khan son of Muhammad Ramzan, Suhail Ahmed Shiekh son of Muhammad Sharief, Muhammad Imran Khan son of Mehmood Khan all residents of Taj Nagar Maharashtra, Moinullah Khan and Muhammad Hakin residents of Amrawati Maharashtra.

“We have not registered any FIR against these youth but we are waiting for the response of Maharashtra police. Once Maharashtra police will clear their names, we will release them,” DIG North Kashmir J.P.Singh told CNS.

Singh further said that Army arrested these youth as they were taking video’s and pictures of Zangam Army camp and they even shot a video of moving Army Convoy.

Army spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel N.N.Joshi told CNS Army has nothing to say about it. “We did our job and the ball lies in the court of police. Only police can ascertain their background and motive,” Joshi said.

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