PAMPORE: Police on Thursday evening released the two brothers from Khanmoh who were picked up on Tuesday night after their sister was arrested from Srinagar outskirts, allegedly along with grenades and ammunition.
Hilal Ahmad Ganaie and Mohammad Iqbal Ganaie, both residents of Khanmoh, were picked up by a joint team of government forces after their sister Asiya Jan was arrested by government forces allegedly along with 20 grenades and other arms ammunition at Lawaypora.
The arrest of the brothers triggered protests in Khanmoh, which observed a shutdown on Thursday, demanding immediate release of the two brothers.
Shops, business establishments were closed and public transport was off the roads.
A police official told Kashmir Reader that the two brothers were released on Thursday evening after questioning.
Police claimed to have arrested Asiya along with 20 grenades and live rounds while she was aboard a vehicle at Lawaypora area on the outskirts of Srinagar city.
Asiya is the daughter of a slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant, Muhammad Ramzan Ganai alias Akhtar, who was killed in a gunfight with government forces in 1992 in Srinagar.