Cops in civvies arrest four youth in Old City

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Srinagar: Four alleged stone pelters were arrested by police during a protest here in Old city of Nowhatta on Friday.

After congregational Friday prayers concluded, groups of youth staged a pro-freedom demonstration near the historic Jamia Masjid this afternoon, witnesses told Kashmir Reader. Chanting slogans, the youth pelted rocks at the police and CRPF troopers deployed near the eastern gate of the Grand Mosque.

“All of a sudden cops came in charging. While most of the youth ran towards the western side of the Masjid, some masked men caught youth and handed over to the cops,” witnesses told Kashmir Reader.

They said the cops in civvies mingled with the protesters and arrested four youth during the protest.

A senior police official confirmed arrest of four alleged stone pelters from the Old City.