Two Booked under PSA in Palhalan, Shifted to Udhampur Jail

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

Two persons including a ‘father figure’ from Palhallan area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district were shifted to Udhampur Jail after Public Safety Act (PSA) was slapped on them for their alleged involvement in stone-pelting incidents in the town.

Many youth from past two months have been booked under PSA in Palhallan town for their alleged role in stone-pelting incidents, however, a senior police officer told CNS that most of the youth booked under PSA were ‘drug addicts’ and ‘gamblers’ who according to police officer were are also stone-pelters.

He said that seven youth have been booked under PSA in Baramulla district in recent past.

Police sources identified them as Adil Ahmed Mir son of Ghulam Muhammad and Muhammad Ashraf. They were recently arrested by police during a raid.

Locals said that the son of Muhammad Ashraf Mir is also in police custody. They added that scores of Palhallan youth have been languishing in jails from past two months. “More than 14 youth from Palhallan are presently lodged in Sub-jail Baramulla while over six youth have been detained in Pattan Police Station. All these youth have been arrested on the charges of stone-pelting and they are neither drug peddlers nor gamblers,” said an elderly person.

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