Srinagar, Oct 14: At least five youth were booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) by Jammu and Kashmir Police in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district over the charges of stone pelting, families said.
The five youth from Kaloosa, Nusoo and Hajin areas are of Bandipora district have been booked under PSA, family said, adding that police claimed that they have been arrested on the charges of stone pelting.
However, the families of arrestees while talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS) refuted police claims and termed it far from truth.
The five youth who were booked under PSA and shifted to Kot Ballwal jail in Jammu were identified as Aadil Bashir Bhat (21) son of Bashir Ahmad Bhat a resident of Nusoo, Farooq Ahmad Ganai son of Ghulam Ahmad Ganai, Sajad Hussain Ganai son of Ghulam Rasool Ganai, Bilal Ahmad Ganai alias Sahba son of Bashir Ahmad Ganai-all residents of Ganai Mohalla Kaloosa and Muhammad Azhar Din Parrey resident son of Abdul Rahman Parrey of Chandegeer Hajin have been booked under PSA.
The families told KNS that their beloved were arrested on 01 September, 2018 and were lodged at Police Station Bandipora.
Earlier, the youth as per police officials were involved in hurling stones over the cavalcade of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora on 29 August 2018.
Family sources told KNS that though they produced bail before police authorities on 27 September 2018 but police didn’t respect the court orders.
They said arrestees involving labourers who are the bread earners of their family and were never involved in any case of stone pelting. They said the arrestees are innocent and no FIR has been registered against them so far.