Hurriyat hawk Alam arrested

Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Masrat Alam, seen as the spearhead of street protests and stone-pelting in Kashmir Valley for the past four months, was arrested here tonight.

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2010, 22:18 PM IST

Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Masrat Alam, seen as the spearhead of street protests
and stone-pelting in Kashmir Valley for the past four months,
was arrested here tonight.

Underground since June this year, Alam, Muslim League
chief, was apprehended in Tailbal locality on the outskirts of
the city, officials said.

He was whisked to an undisclosed destination for
questioning, they said.

Alam, considered to be close to pro-Pak Hurriyat
leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, had dodged police for the past
four months.

He would be booked under the Public Safety Act
(PSA), official sources said.

They said curfew was likely to imposed tomorrow in
the city and some parts of the Valley as a precautionary
measure.

Muslim League is a constituent of the hardline
faction of the Hurriyat Conference.

PTI