Nine Arrested from Srinagar and Baramulla in J&K for ‘Threatening’ Businessmen with Violence


Nine persons have been arrested from Srinagar and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly indulging in violence, threatening and intimidating businessmen and forcing them to close their establishments to protest the abrogation of Article 370, police said.

“Police Station Baramulla received information that some miscreants have set ablaze shops in Baramulla Market at three different locations due to which several shops including a shopping complex got damaged. A case was registered and investigations started,” a police spokesman said.

During the course of investigation, officers with the help of scientific and technological aids were able to identify the miscreants involved in the crime and subsequently arrested four of the accused, the spokesman said.

He said the arrested persons have been identified as Mohd Maroof Saliah alias Adil, Bilal Mehraj Bhat, Sameer Ahmad Shakroo and Aadil Gaffar Sofi. Read More

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