Srinagar: Ahead of the last leg of three-phase parliamentary polls for the Anantnag parliamentary constituency, the government forces have arrested at least 14 youth during pre-dawn raids in southern Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday.
Sources said that the government forces raided Narwah, Vehil and Vuyen village and detained 14 youths.
The arrested youths have been identified as Rafee Ahmad Lone, son of Muhammad Amin; Tawseef Yaqoob Gani, son of Muhammad Yaqoob; Yasir Yaqoob Ganie, son of Muhammad Yaqoob, all residents of Narwah village; and Muhammad Ashraf Bhat, son of Abdul Gani Bhat; a brother duo Sameer Ahmad Bhat and Muhammad Abbas Bhat, son of Bashir Ahmad Bhat, all resident of Vehil village.
Muzaffar Ah Bhat, Rayess Ahmad Bhat, Yawer Mir, Jahangir Mir, Nawaz Chopan, Amir Shafi, Zahid Mir and Shahnawaz Mir, al residents of DK pora village of the district
All the youths have been detained in Police Station Shopian, sources said.