In a curfew commanded, all channels of communication clasped, about 100 people were arrested by security agencies, including political leaders and activists, considering them as a threat to peace in the Kashmir valley, on Wednesday officials said.
A senior official stated, “Over 100 political leaders and activists have been arrested in the Valley so far.”
Former CM of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, was house arrested from Sunday night, were put under arrest on Monday night including People’s Conference leaders Sajjad Lone and Imran Ansari were also arrested.
The captured leaders were held at Hari Niwas, the officials said. The rules of their arrest were declared by the magistrates concerned because of their movements to disrupt peace and order in the Kashmir valley.
Meantime, police told a protester died following being chased by cops while a curfew in Srinagar. They continued that sporadic protests had been proclaimed in Srinagar.
A police official, talking on situation of anonymity, stated in one event a youth being chased by police “fell into the Jhelum River and died”. At least six were admitted in the hospital.