J&K police detain controversial MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid, supporters

Controversial Independent MLA from Langate Sheikh Abdul Rashid was on Monday detained along with several of his supporters as he tried to march towards the local office of the United Nations Military Observers Group.

PTI| Updated: Sep 26, 2016, 13:37 PM IST

Srinagar: Controversial Independent MLA from Langate Sheikh Abdul Rashid was on Monday detained along with several of his supporters as he tried to march towards the local office of the United Nations Military Observers Group.

Rashid and his supporters were detained by police near Sher-e-Kashmir Park while marching towards Sonawar office of the UN Military Observers, a police official said.

The MLA and dozens of his supporters were taken to Kothibagh Police Station.

A spokesman for the MLA said they were marching to the UN office to demand plebiscite for settlement of Kashmir issue.