Srinagar: Police on Saturday issued the following statement after JKLF alleged that police assaulted its chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik.
“This is in reference to the news items circulated by the Media agencies wherein they have claimed that JKLF Chief Yasin Malik was assaulted and arrested by a Police Team at Khanyar when he was on his way towards Jamia Masjid for addressing a rally.
Facts pertaining to the situation are that a team from police station Khanyar was on a routine Naka duty when at around 12:10 PM today afternoon a Sedan Car Honda CRV bearing registration No DL3C AK 2197 was intercepted by the naka party. The travelers inside the car were requested to produce the registration papers of the said car.
However the travelers inboard which included JKLF Chief Yasin Malik and Bashir Kashmiri instead of producing papers created obstruction in the lawful duty.
In this connection Police has initiated action under relevant provision of law. Allegations circulated in certain sections of media pertaining to alleged harassment to these individuals is strongly rebutted.”