JKLF chairman Yasin Malik detained in Kashmir

11 Jun 2017

JKLF (Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was today detained in south Kashmir's Shopian district due to apprehension of breach of peace, police said. Malik, along with Noor Muhammad Kalwal, the zonal president of his outfit, was detained by the security forces at Reban in Shopian this morning, a police official said. A JKLF spokesman, while condemning their detention, said the outfit's chief had gone to Reban to meet the family of jailed leader Sarjan Barkati. The spokesman said the duo have been taken to some unknown location. Earlier, militants fired upon a policeman outside his camp in south Kashmir's Shopian district today, leaving him injured. The shooting happened in Imam Sahib area of the district near the camp of the special operations group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police, a police official said. Special Police Officer (SPO) Khursheed Ahmad, who was injured in the attack, was rushed to the sub-district hospital. Police have launched a hunt to nab the attackers, the official said, adding that further details are awaited.(PTI)