Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Yasin Malik was arrested Friday to prevent his involvement in protests against the killing of a civilian during a search operation in Qamarwari on Thursday.
A JKLF spokesman said that Malik was arrested from his Maisuma residence and lodged at Kothibagh police station.
Expressing profound grief over the killing of a civilian during a cordon and search operation in Srinagar, National Conference on Thursday demanded a time bound probe into the matter.
Expressing solidarity with the family of Saleem Malik, National Conference senior leader and MLA Iddgah Mubarak Gul extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.
“It’s really unfortunate and condemnable that how civilians are being targeted with no sense of remorse by security forces during such operations. It has in fact become a routine now,” said Gul.
“I demand a thorough time bound investigation into the killing of Saleem so that culprit is identified and booked,” he said.
Earlier, senior PDP leader Altaf Bukhari termed the civilian killing as ‘cold blooded murder’.
He demanded an impartial probe at the highest level so that the culprits of this brutal killing are booked and brought to justice.