Srinagar: Police has arrested six persons, two of whom have been arrested in place of their sons, during nocturnal raids in Shopian village, reports said on Friday.
The reports added, “Police raided many residential houses in Trenz area of Shopian in southern part of Kashmir during night and arrested six persons.”
Locals according to reports identified the arrested civilians as Shabir Ahmad Bhat son of Basher Ahmad Bhat, Irshad Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Hassan Lone, Bilal Ahmad Teli son of late Abdul Majeed Teli, Mohammad Maqbool Teli 60 and Ghulam Nabi Bhat 50, all residents of Trenz and Bilal Ahmad Sheikh son of Basher Ahmad Sheikh, a resident of Babe Khdir.
Locals alleged that Maqbool Teli and Ghulam Nabi Bhat are aged 60 and 50 years respectively and they have been arrested in place of their sons.
“Police were looking for the sons of Maqbool and Ghulam Nabi who were not at their residence so their respective fathers were arrested,” a close relative of the arrested said, according to reports.