SRINAGAR: District Development Council member among eight people has been arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police in connection with the incident of stone pelting that took place on Saturday in Malik Market area of Jammu during an anti-encroachment drive.
As per the news reports, people pelted stones at the team carrying out a land eviction drive at Malik Market and also damaged vehicles, thereby creating a law and order problem.
A case under relevant sections of law was registered after the incident and an investigation was set into motion during which many stone pelters have been identified.
Eight people have been arrested including some identified stone pelters and a few other people on the charges of instigating the people.
According to reports, a DDC member from Doda, Mehraj Malik of Aam Aadmi Party has also been arrested.