TANGMARG: Six youths from Karhama village in Kunzer area of Baramulla district were arrested by the police’s infamous counterinsurgency unit, Special Operations Group, on Saturday morning and shifted to its Cargo centre in Srinagar for questioning.
The youths—Firdous Ahmad Reshi, Adil Bashir, Raes Ahmad Reshi, Younis Ahmad Bhat, Hilal Ahmad Wani, and Mushtaq Ahmad Reshi, aged 18-25—were picked during raids.
Karhama sarpanch Shafat Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that the youths were first taken to Kunzer Sub-divisional Police Officer’s office and then shifted to Cargo, which has gained notoriety for being a “torture centre”.
Local residents demonstrated on Narbal-Tangmarg road against the detentions on Saturday. The protesters alleged that during the raids, the policemen damaged window panes of some houses and abused women.
Baramulla superintendent of police Zubair Ahmad Khan told Kashmir Reader, “They have been arrested because they are involved in wrongdoings.”
Khan said he is not in a position to elaborate on “wrongdoings” at this stage, but would share the details within two days.
Kashmir Reader has learnt that three people were detained by the police in Zogiyar village of Baramulla on Wednesday and the trio is still in police custody.