Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday said that Srinagar Police succeeded in arresting the main organizer of Anchar protests in Chanpora area of South Zone Srinagar.

A police spokesman in a statement said that he has been identified as Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, resident of Tangdhar, at present Baghi-Mehtab, Srinagar.

“According to police records he was involved in organizing violent anti-national protests in Srinagar city especially in Anchar area of Soura. He is involved in several cases including case FIR No. 66/2019, FIR No. 67/2019, 68/2019, FIR No. 73/2019, FIR No. 79//2019, FIR No. 85/2019 under relevant sections of law registered in Police Station Soura,” said the spokesman.

“During preliminary investigation, officers learnt about his links with separatists. As per the police records, he has played main role in provocation youth and instigating them to carry out anti-national protests and  stone pelting on police and SF’s,” he said.

“He also played main role in organizing unlawful gatherings and violent protests leading to the loss of property and injuries to the civilians in the area.Investigation in the matter is going on,” said police spokesman in a statement.


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