Srinagar: Police on Tuesday arrested what it said a ‘notorious’ stone-pelter from old Srinagar city.
A lower rung police official wishing not to be named that Sheikh Sarfaraz of Nowhatta area was evading arrest from past three years while his arrest from Nowshera area of Srinagar city is a major setback to the stone-pelters in the old city.
“We were after him from past many years but every time he successfully managed to evade the arrest. He was always part of the stone-pelting gang that appeared in Nowhatta area after Friday congregational prayers. A group of policemen in plain clothes apprehended him while he was on way to Nowhatta from Nowshehera locality,” he said adding that the name of Sarfaraz figures in a number a First Information Reports.
The police official said that Sarfaraz was evading arrest from 2008. The family members of the arrested youth confirmed that Sarfaraz was picked up by police from Nowshehra area of Srinagar city.
Despite repeated attempts SP North city Sajad Khaliq could not be contacted. (CNS)