13-year-old among 3 arrests in Manchowa, father held for son

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Srinagar: Police have arrested three teenage boys and father instead of his son in central Kashmir’s Budgam district in separate night raids, official sources said on Monday.

Police arrested 3 teenage boys and a father of a boy during 11:30 pm at Manchowa locality last night.

The arrested persons identified as Adnan Farooq (17) son of Farooq Ahmad Wani, a 12th class, Ashraf Ahmad (18) of Ramban, a 12th class Student of SP higher secondary and Suhail Ahmad (13), a resident of Kupwara of 8th class student of prime public school Baghat. Wani and Suhail are putting up in Bag-e-Mehtab on rent.

Police also arrested Mushtaq Ahmad Magray, father of a youth in absence of his son Muntazir of Magraypora Manchowa. However, some protesters blocked Alamdar Srinagar Chareer-i-Shareef road near Railway Bridge Baghe-Mehtab in protest against these arrests. The traffic halted for some time but later resumed peacefully.

Earlier, police also arrested wanted stone-pelter known as Maya— a resident of Manochow along with another youth two days ago in separate raids.

A police officer said that the youth were identified through video shot of the stone pelting incident in the area recently. Regarding the arrest of the father instead of a son, the officer said that he will look into it.

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