JKLF Leader Zahoor Bhat held, booked under PSA
Kupwara, Nov 16: Tension gripped north Kashmir’s Trehgam town on Monday after police arrested Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, the younger brother of founder of JKLF Shaheed Muhammad Maqbool Bhat.
His family said that Zahoor had returned from Pakistan administered Kashmir after 21 years and was previously arrested on February 12, 2009 after he addressed a public meeting at Trehgam on February 11.
They said that Zahoor was lodged at Kote Balwal jail for 18 months and was shifted to Kupwara and later released when High Court quashed his PSA.
Witnesses said personnel of the Special Operations Group appeared near Drugmulla and pounced upon him and bundled him into a Gypsy when he was on way to his home from Srinagar.
Sources said district magistrate Kupwara had issued an order in which Zahoor was booked under PSA but it could not be executed since he was evading arrest for last two months.