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JeM commander’s funeral: Dozens arrested during overnight raid in Sopore

Peerzada Waseem | KNO Agency

Sopore: Dozens of people especially youth were arrested during nocturnal raids in Zaingeer belt of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, officials said.

According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the arrested persons had defied the government’s prohibitory orders and had attended the funeral procession of slain Jaish-e-Muhammad commander, who was killed in recent gunfight in the area.

A senior police officer told KNO that they have arrested dozens of people who were identified through visuals. Officer said more arrests are expected from different villages of Zaingeer belt in coming days.

Police officials said that the participation of large number of people in the funeral of slain militant not only violated the set guidelines issued by the government in wake of Covid-19, but it also exposed the entire population in the area to the pandemic.

He said that an FIR vide number 70/2020 under section 188 has been registered in this regard and videos of this procession are being checked and those who participated in it are being identified—(KNO)