Forces arrest two during nocturnal raid in Shopian village

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Srinagar: Government forces arrested two persons in nocturnal raid at Saidpora-Bala village of south Kashmir’s district Shopian, sources said on Thursday.

Sources identified the arrested persons as Muhammad Irfan Naikoo son of Farooq Ahmad Naikoo and Muhammad Shafi Naikoo son of Muhammad Mansoor Naikoo.

Family sources of the arrested said that forces raided their houses in the dead of last night and picked up the two.

Villagers also alleged that forces beat a local Arshid Ahmad Wani during the raids.

However, SHO Police Station, Heerpora did not respond to the repeated phone calls.