‘Hurriyat paid Rs 400 for J&K stone-pelting, LeT terrorist participated’

A man, arrested in Kashmir Valley, has told police that the hardline Hurriyat Conference had paid each youth to indulge in stone-pelting.

Sopore: A man, arrested during the recent unrest in Kashmir Valley, has told his interrogators that the hardline Hurriyat Conference had paid Rs 400 to each youth to indulge in stone-pelting during Friday protests in Sopore, a top police officers said here on Monday.

The stone-pelting was sponsored by the Syed Ali Shah Geelani faction to create law and order problem in Sopore, Abdul Latief Lone, detained under the Public Safety Act, told Police, according to DIG (North Kashmir) Munir Khan.

During questioning, Lone, a resident of Radbugh in Kupwara district, revealed each youth was paid Rs 400 on every Friday to resort to stone-pelting, the DIG told reporters.

"The surprising thing is that militants like Yuni not
only sponsored the protests but also physically participated
in stone-pelting in Sopore," he said.

The militant was involved in half-a-dozen gunfights
with security forces but had survived each time.

Earlier intelligence reports said the militant had
crossed over to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in May this year.

’LeT militant participated in stone-pelting’

A top Lashkar-e-Toiba militant had taken part in the recent unrest in Kashmir Valley and had even hurled stones at security forces, police said today.

Adullah Yuni, a self-styled LeT division commander in
North Kashmir, is a Pakistani national and is one of the most
wanted militants in the Valley, DIG Munir Khan told reporters
here.

"The surprising thing is that militants like Yuni not
only sponsored the protests but also physically participated
in stone-pelting in Sopore," he said.

The militant was involved in half-a-dozen gunfights
with security forces but had survived each time.

Earlier intelligence reports said the militant had
crossed over to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in May this year.

-PTI

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