Shopian, Jan 10: Combined Forces including police, Army and troopers conducted nocturnal raids in couple of villages of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Locals said that Forces raided dozens of houses and arrested at least four youth in Kanjiavlar hamlet of the district.
Locals informed news agency CNS that amid chill people were asked to come out from their houses. The Forces personnel dragged four youth out from their bed and whisked them away in an armoured vehicle. “We still know where they have been kept,” they said adding that Forces also conducted raids in other villages including Batapora and Dragadh areas.
The locals identified the arrested youth as Mohsin Rashid, Farooq Ahmed Bhat, Showkat Ahmed Thokar and Azad Ahmed Itoo.
A police official on condition of anonymity said that they have arrested five persons on charges of stone-pelting among which one has been released.