Ganderbal: The detention of a Kashmir youth by National Investigating Agency (NIA) in New Delhi triggered a shutdown in Preng area of Kangan on Monday.
Sheikh Azhar-ul-Islam, 23, has been accused of having links with the Islamic State. He was detained along with Adnan Hussain from Karnataka and Muhammad Farhan from Maharashtra at the Indira Gandhi International Airport after they were deported from the United Arab Emirats.
The trio was produced before a Delhi court, which remanded them in 10 days’ NIA custody. His family claimed that he is innocent and had gone to UAE to support his family financially. All shops and business establishments remained shut in Preng to protest the detention of the Azhar. The locals demanded his release saying that he was never affiliated with any militant organisation.