Protests at Panthachowk against arrest of two local youth

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Srinagar: Protests erupted at Panthachowk area of Srinagar district on Saturday against the arrest of two youth Asif Mushtaq Baba and Adil Mushtaq Baba, residents of Panthachowk by government forces in a nocturnal raid.

Scores of people blocked Panthachowk Zewan road protesting against the arrests.

Earlier Police claimed that they arrested two OGW’s of militants and recovered two grenades from their possession.

The protesters were demanding immediately release of the arrested and saying they were “innocent”.