Family anxious about the safety of Shaher-e-Khas youth

– Police say Dawood was a ‘wanted’ stone-pelter

Srinagar: The family members of an old Srinagar city youth Saturday while accusing police of harassment said that one of their members was arrested at Srinagar Airport while on way to Delhi and then was implicated in a false case.

“Dawood Mushtaq a resident of Nowhatta Srinagar according to his family members was detained at Srinagar Airport for the reasons better known to police. “Despite being innocent, he was taken to Cargo for interrogation wherefrom he was shifted to police station Khanyar. Now we were informed that he has been booked under Public Safety Act and has been shifted to Kot Balwal Jail,” the family members told news agency CNS.

“Neither is he a stone-pelter nor any militant. Dawood’s only fault is that he is the relative of a militant commander (and chief of Al Omar Mujahideen Mushtaq Zargar). We fail to understand why he was arrested and why police is not giving any reason for his arrest,” they said.

They alleged that family members are not allowed to meet him and they are anxious about his safety. When contacted a police official said that the arrested youth is a ‘known’ stone-pelter. “Dawood was not only a stone-pelter but he was the front-runner who incited youth for stone-pelting in the old Srinagar city,” he said. (CNS)

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