SRINAGAR — Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday said that it conducted a search in a hotel here, where some ex-militants, Hurriyat members and others were holding a meeting to revive Hurriyat and JKLF.
Srinagar Police in tweet said, “A search was conducted on the basis of credible information about the meeting of some ex-trts of JKLF & erstwhile separatists in a hotel in Srinagar. They were brought to Kothibagh Police Station for verification. The inquiry has started, prima facie it came out that they were planning to revive JKLF & Hurriyat.”
However, reliable sources told the Srinagar-based news agency KDC that a meeting was being conducted at Hotel Habib in the jurisdiction of Police Station Kothibagh. “In the meantime, a top officer’s team of Srinagar Police after receiving specific information raided the hotel and apprehended many leaders including Masroor Abbas Ansari, Yaseen Bhat of JKLF, Syed Rehman Shams, Firdous Shah, Sajad Hussain, Fayaz Bachoo, Hamid Bhat, Asif Parmoo, Irfan Rouf, Basharat, Junaid and many others.”
All the persons, approximately 40-42, were taken to Police Station Kothibagh for further questioning and prima facie, it came out that they were planning to revive the banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) and Hurriyat Conference.
When this report was being filed, the detained persons were still being questioned by a team of police officers.