Complete shutdown was observed in the north town of Sopore for the third consecutive day on Thursday against the killing of six militants in the recently concluded forces’s operation.
Meanwhile all the pro-freedom leaders have paid tributes to the deceased militants. Democratic Freedom Party Chairman, Shabir Ahmad Shah, was arrested along along with his associates on way to Sopore. The arrestees included Javed Ahmad Mir of JKLF(H). All the arrestees were lodged in police choki Mirgund. Shah was going to pay tributes to the slain militants.
Shah and associates have been arrested as a measure of precaution, said a police spokesman.
Government forces killed six militants during a thirty hour long operation against them. Three residential houses were also damaged during the operation.