Police arrests 4 members of ‘Majlis-e-Mashawrat’ Shopian

KL Correspondent

SHOPIAN

Police on Wednesday arrested four members of ‘Majlis-e-Mashawrat’ Shopian, in a case registered against them in February 2013.

‘Majlis-e-Mashawrat’ is an organisation of locals in the apple town of south Kashmir and it was formed to spearhead the agitation against the alleged rape and murder of two women in 2009.

Asia and Neelofar were allegedly raped and murdered in 2009 which resulted in the wide spread protests throughout the valley. Majlis alleges that the men in uniform were involved in the double rape and murder case.

Shopian district witnessed a massive agitation and observed continuous shutdown for 45 days in 2009.

The arrestees included Abdul Rashid Dalal, president, Fayaz Ahmad Chapoo, Mohammad Iqbal Zargar and Nisar Ahmad Sofi, all members of the Majlis.

Reports said that the arrestees are facing trial in a case FIR no 29/2013 under Unlawful Activities Act, registered against them after Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru was hanged in the Tihar jail, Delhi.

Sources said that the arrestees had come to move a bail application before a local court where police arrested them. They have been lodged in the local police station, sources said.

When contacted SP Shopian, Shawkat Ahmad Shah told Kashmir Life that the accused have in fact surrendered before the court and the court has directed them to report to the police. “They have not been arrested, they in fact surrendered,” SP said.

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