Government Version on Masarat Alam’s Arrest

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The state government on Friday said Masarat was found involved in “leading crowd to raise anti-national slogans and hoist Pak flags” during a rally at Hyderpora in city outskirts on April 15. The rally was organized by Hurriyat G to welcome their Chairman Syed Ali Geelani on his return from New Delhi after spending his harsh winter days there.

“During investigation the video footage of the incident was examined and it was found that Masarat Alam was involved in leading the crowd to raise anti-national slogans and hoist Pak flags. He himself was found raising such slogans thus instigating the crowd to follow him,” a government statement said Friday afternoon.

The government statement said, “On the return of APHC (G) Chairman, S Ali Shah Geelani from Delhi, the separatist amalgam organized a rally to receive him. In this rally provocative and seditious slogans were raised by the supporters of the group which were led among others by Masarat Alam Bhat son of Abdul Majeed Bhat R/O Zaindar Mohalla, Srinagar. Masarat Alam himself instigated the crowd by hoisting anti-national flag and shouting pro-Pak anti-India slogans. On this case FIR No. 92/15 under sections 13 Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 120-B, 147,341,336,427 RPC was registered in Police Station Budgam and investigation into the matter was been taken up.”

The statement further read, “during investigation the video footage of the incident was examined and it was found that the said individual was involved in leading the crowd to raise anti-national slogans and hoist Pak flags. He himself was found raising such slogans thus instigating the crowd to follow him.”

“For his seditious activities, Masarat Alam was arrested on April 17 in the said FIR and is in the police custody. Further investigation is in progress,” the statement added.

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