10 arrested for reviving JKLF-Hurriyat: Police

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These include ex-militants of JKLF, erstwhile separatists’

 Police on Monday formally arrested ten persons in connection with “a case related to the conspiracy of reviving banned organisation JKLF and Hurriyat”.

A police spokesperson in a statement issued to the news agency – Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said 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 the revival of these moribund organisations,” he said, adding that a case FIR No 23/2023 under sections 10, 13 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act & section 121A of IPC already stands registered in Police Station Kothibagh in this regard.

“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,” the spokesperson said, adding, “Under the garb of manufactured pretext, this meeting which took place, the real agenda of the meeting was discussing the strategy of revival.”

Police said the initial investigation has also revealed that a similar preliminary meeting took place on June 13, 2023, which was attended by most of them.

“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,” the spokesperson said, adding that investigation in the case is in full swing and some more arrests are likely to take place

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