SRINAGAR: Police on Friday arrested a youth for allegedly assaulting Karwan-e-Islami Chairman Ghulam Rasool Hami when he was on way to his residence along with his family members near Barthana area of Srinagar city.
A police official told a local news agency CNS that the arrest was made after religious preacher Ghulam Rasool Hami lodged a complaint alleging assault on him by unknown persons.
There was an altercation between a group of youth and Ghulam Rasool Hami when the latter tried to overtake their three- wheeler, he said.
“We have registered a case vide FIR number 40/2016 under section 341, 332, 323 RPC. A youth Shahid Ahmed Hajam of Babapora Barthana has been arrested while another is still at large,” he said.
Hami alleged that ‘assailants’ were in an inebriated state and were carrying liquor in their auto-rickshaw, a charge denied by police.