Srinagar: In a major breakthrough here Monday, Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested most wanted Masrat Alam, general secretary of the hardline Hurriyat group headed by Syed Ali Geelani.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police Monday evening arrested Masarat Alam, who spearheaded the â€˜Quit Kashmir Movementâ€™.
While talking to Press, Inspector General of Jammu, and Kashmir Police Kashmir S M Sahai confirmed, that Masrat Alam Bhat was picked up from Tailbal around 8 pm.
‘He was arrested on a specific tip-off by Srinagar police from an area falling under Harwan police station this evening,’ Sahai said.
Alam had been making app
earances during protests in old city areas and also releasing inflammatory CDs to the press prompting youth to violence, the officer added.
Alam was released in June this year, after being charged under the Public Safety Act seven consecutive times from the summer of 2008,
Alam was wanted by the police as he along with other leaders of the Hurriyat (G) was spearheading the â€œQuit Kashmir” Campaign.