Srinagar: A 17-year-old boy from Soura has been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) by the police.
As per his family who live in Wani Mohalla Anchar, Rashid Ahmad, a class 10 student, was arrested at main chowk Soura when “he was coming back to his home after his contractor told him that there would be no work today (on Friday, August 12.”
His father, Ghulam Mohammad Wani, said that his son used to earn to fulfil his own educational expenses and at times help his family as well by doing odd jobs in free time.
“He has never ever pelted a stone at anyone. He was slapped with PSA only because those criminals (policemen) were unable to catch anyone who pelted stones at them that day and caught hold of my son and beat him up severely later,” his father said.
His uncle Ghulam Nabi said police have fabricated charges against Rashid and they have registered his age as above 18, although his school certificates say he is only 17.
The locals residents said the police have been arresting youths randomly.