Srinagar: Police arrested six persons including two instead of their sons during nocturnal raids in Shopian village, sources said on Friday.
They said that police raided many residential houses in Trenz area in south Kashmir district of Shopian during night and arrested six persons.
Local sources identified the arrested persons to Kashmir Reader as Shabir Ahmad Bhat son of Basher Ahmad Bhat, Irshad Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Hassan Lone, Bilal Ahmad Teli son of late Abdul Majeed Teli, Mohammad Maqbool Teli and Ghulam Nabi Bhat, all residents of Trenz and Bilal Ahmad Sheikh son of Basher Ahmad Sheikh, a resident of Babe Khider.
Locals alleged that Maqbool Teli and Ghulam Nabi Bhat are aged 60 and 50 years respectively and they have been arrested instead of their sons.
“Police were looking for the sons of Maqbool and Ghulam Nabi who were not at their residences so their respective fathers were arrested,” family sources of the arrested said.