Srinagar, Aug 26: Police have booked several persons for raising pro-freedom slogans during a Muharram procession in Srinagar outskirts.
A police spokesperson said that on surfacing of a video in social media in which mourners were found chanting pro Azadi slogans in a Mauharram Procession. Police Station Parimpora has taken cognizance and has acted swiftly and identified the location which is situated at the end of Hokersar Nowpora Bund, about 2.5 kms inside the Hokersar road.
“The area is isolated and there was no history of organising any such unlawful gathering before, neither was there input of any procession nor was there any police presence, as the area is far from main Imambara. It has been revealed that some boys from adjoining area of Budgam led by Sajad Hussain Parray of Nawpora Gund Hassi Bhat, Arif Ahmad Dar of Gund Hassi Bhat and Raja Mehboob also from Gund Hassi Bhat took advantage of the area raised pro Azadi slogans.”
Police spokesperson according to KNT in this regard a formal case has been registered under FIR number 177/2020 U/S 13 ULA (P) Act ,143,188,269 IPC against the above accused.
“Midnight raids were conducted in which two persons have been arrested and further arrests are expected in the said case and the investigation is going on,” the spokesperson added.