Bandipora: Families of the youths arrested by police for ‘attempting to revive Hizbullah militant outfit’ in this north Kashmir district protested on Thursday against the “conspiracy” hatched against them.
Police on Wednesday arrested four youths, who, it said, were desperate to join militancy and were planning to murder some influential persons in the district. The accused included Muzamil Afzal, Firdous Ahmad, and Bilal Ahmad, residents of Pazalpora, Bandipora, and Abdul Majeed, who hails from Kralpora.
Police said they were trying to revive Hizbullah in the district.
The families of Firdous and Muzamil protested outside the district court, in which the accused were to be produced, to demand their release.
They said police has arrested them under a “conspiracy hatched by someone else”.
“They have been falsely implicated by police”, they said.
Firdous, according to his sister, was the lone breadwinner for his family.
“He is innocent. He has been busy with family responsibilities after our father passed away,” she said. “He never involved himself in such activities.”
Muzamil’s mother said her son too was innocent.
“He was not involved in this activity (militancy),” she said.