Srinagar: Authorities on Tuesday imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar keeping in view the shutdown call of pro-freedom resistance leaders against the arrest made by NIA in “terror funding case”.
The District Magistrate has ordered restrictions under section 144 of the CrPC in the old city area including Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal.
Public transport, shops, other businesses and educational institutions remained closed and other district headquarters in the valley.
Private transport and some three-wheelers were, however, seen moving in uptown and the city outskirts.
Contingents of police and the Central Reserve Police Force in riot gear disallowed vehicular and pedestrian movement in all the areas where restrictions were imposed.
The protest shutdown was called after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested seven Hurriyat leaders in the “terror funding” case.
The arrested include Altaf Ahmad Shah, son-in-law of Geelani, and Ayaz Akbar, spokesman of the Geelani-led Hurriyat group. The others include Nayeem Khan, Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karate, Shahid-ul-Islam, close aide of Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Peer Saifullah and Mehrajuddin Kalwal.