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Main organiser of Anchar protests arrested: Police

Srinagar, Nov 24: Police on Sunday said it succeeded in arresting the “main organiser” of Anchar protests in Chanapora area of South Zone Srinagar.

A police spokesperson said that he has been identified as Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, resident of Tangdhar, at present Baghi-Mehtab, Srinagar.


“According to police records he was involved in organizing violent anti-national protests in Srinagar city especially in Anchar area of Soura. He is involved in several cases including case FIR No. 66/2019, FIR No. 67/2019, 68/2019, FIR No. 73/2019, FIR No. 79//2019, FIR No. 85/2019 under relevant sections of law registered in Police Station Soura,” said the police spokesperson.

“During preliminary investigation, officers learnt about his links with separatists. As per the police records, he has played main role in provocating youth and instigating them to carry out anti-national protests and stone pelting on police and SFs. He also played main role in organizing unlawful gatherings and violent protests leading to the loss of property and injuries to the civilians in the area. Investigation in the matter is going on,” he said.