Srinagar, July 10: Police on Monday said that it have formally arrested 10 persons in a case related to the conspiracy of reviving banned organisation JKLF & Hurriyat.
In a handout to GNS, the police said that in this regard, a case FIR No 23/2023 under sections 10, 13 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act & section 121A of IPC already stands registered in Polive Station Kothibagh.
The spokesman further stated that the arrested persons and others were planning to revive these organisations on the directions of Pakistan based handlers. This meeting was an overt attempt to start working for revival of these moribund organisations.
Initial investigation has also revealed that they were in touch with entities based abroad, few of them were members of many groups that propagate secessionism like Kashmir Global Council headed by Farooq Siddiqui and Raja Muzaffer of JKLF, he said.
Under the garb of manufactured pretext, this meeting which took place, the real agenda of meeting was discussing strategy of revival. Initial investigation has also revealed that a similar preliminary meeting took place on 13th June 2023, which was attended by most of them, he said.
The arrested persons have been identified as Mohammad Yaseen Bhat S/o Gh Mohd Bhat R/o Nigeenbagh Sgr, Mohammad Rafiq Pahloo S/o Gh Hassan R/o Natipora, Shams u din Rehmani S/o Amir Ahmad R/o Lalbazar, Jahangeer Ahmad Bhat S/o Ab Gani Bhat R/o Batengo Sopore, Khurshid Ah Bhat S/o Gh Mohd R/o Rawalpora, Shabir Ah Dar S/o Gh Nabi R/o Badamwari Sopore, Sajad Hussain Gul S/o Ab Hamid R/o Panthachowk, Srinagar, Firdous Ah Shah S/o Ali Mohammad R/o Abiguzar Srinagar, Parray Hassan Firdous S/o Ab Rashid R/o Lawaypora Srinagar, Sohail Ahmad Mir S/o Ab Salam R/o Peerbagh, Budgam, he said.
Investigation in the case is in full swing and some more arrests are likely to take place, reads the statement.(GNS)