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J&K : Sameer Tiger’s Cousin among three youth booked under PSA in Pulwama

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Three persons were booked under public safety act (PSA) in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.
A police official from the district said Danish Rashid Bhat, Hilal Ahmad Ahangir and Faisul Ahmad hailing from Drabgam, Karimabad and Pirchoo villages respectively were booked under the act.
He said the trio was booked under PSA for participating in stone throwing on forces and working as militant ‘Over Ground Workers’ (OGWs).
Incidentally, Bhat happens to be a cousin of slain militant commander Sameer Tiger. He (Bhat) had quit militancy on insistence of his family after joining Hizb, said a Bhat’s relative.
Confirming the arrests, Senior Superintendent of Police(SSP) Pulwama Mohammad Aslam Choudhary said the trio was involved in anti state activities. “They were working as OGWs for militants. They would mobilize youth to throw stones on forces,” he said.
The superintend of police in Pulwama district, Mohammad Aslam Chowdhary, told that 21 yr old Danish Ahmad Bhat was arrested with two others from Pampar. “He was planning to attack policemen and snatch weapons,” he said. 

Danish, who has been arrested on charges of being an over ground worker and stone hurling, has been shifted to Jammu jail, his family in the district’s Drabgam said. Danish is the son of Sameer Tiger’s paternal uncle. They told that he had joined militants in January this year, but had returned after his mother requested him to return.

“We had arrested him and released him after counseling, but since his return Danish has been leading stone hurling protests and was also aiding militants,”Chowdhary said.

The Public Safety Act, which allows detention up to two years without trail, has described as a ‘lawless law by the human rights groups’.

The superintendent of police said 20-year old Faisal Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Karimabad village has also been charged with aiding militants and has been shifted to a jail in Jammu.

“We recovered a grenade from him,” Chowdhary said The officer told that 21 yr old Hilal Ahmad Ahanger, who is from Prichoo, has also been booked for stone pelting and shifted to a Jammu jail.

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