Two boys arrested during nocturnal raid in Pulwama village

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PULWAMA — Two boys have been arrested during a nocturnal raid by government forces in Drabgam village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Reports reaching here said that a joint team of government forces raided Drabgam village during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. “At least two youth have been arrested,” locals said.

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The arrested duo have been identified as Riyafat Manzoor and Shakir Ahmad Bhat, both residents of Drabgam village.

Shakir is the brother of popular militant, Sameer Ahmed Bhat popularly known as Sameer Tiger, who was killed in a fierce encounter in April 2018 in his native village Drabgam.

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Pertiently, four youth were detained from the same village few weeks ago on charges of being involved in ‘anti-national’ activities, locals said and identified them as Umer Hassan arrested on July 15, Sameer Ahmad & Irfan Ali arrested on July 19, and Yawar Ashraf arrested on August 05.

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