Baramulla: Over a hundred youth have been arrested in North Kashmir for their alleged involvement in stone-pelting incidents.
Police sources informed CNS that a crackdown has been launched in different areas of North Kashmir to round up youth involved in stone-pelting incidents. “More than hundred youth were either picked up during nocturnal raids or were directed to report in police stations,” sources added.
Reports said that 25 youth have been arrested from 30 youth have been arrested from Pattan followed by Sumbal (25), Baramulla (20), Sopore (10) and Kreeri (6). Youth have been arrested from other areas as well.
Confirming the arrests, DIG North Kashmir Uttam Chand said that these youth are involved “in violence and stone-pelting incidents”. “Some of them have been released after proper counseling,” he said.