Main organiser of Anchar protests arrested: Police
Nov 24: Police on Sunday said it succeeded in
arresting the “main organiser” of Anchar protests in Chanapora area of South
A police spokesperson said that he has been
identified as Bashir Ahmad Qureshi, resident of Tangdhar, at present
“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.