Srinagar: A family from north Kashmir’s Hajin area of Bandipora district on Monday alleged that police arrested their physically challenged son on charges of stone-pelting and they are being denied a meeting with him in the police station.
Police according to family members arrested Muhammad Afzal Parrey son of Muhammad Maqbool, a resident of Mirmohalla Hajin during a naka at Hajin when he was on way to Bones and Joints Surgery Hospital Srinagar. “My son had suffered serious bullet injuries in 2008 agitation in his leg and since then he is unable to walk properly. He was bed ridden for two years. We don’t understand how he can pelt stones when he can hardly walk,” the mother of the detained youth told a local news agency CNS.
She said that Afzal has been lodged at Police Station Hajin and police is not allowing the family to meet him. “He is innocent and not involved in any stone-pelting incident. Next month he is supposed to undergo another surgery,” she said.
When contacted, a police official said that the said youth is involved in many stone-pelting incidents. “A number of cases stand registered against him,” he said.