Top hardline separatist leader arrested in Srinagar

Top hardline Kashmiri leader Mohammed Shafi Reshi along with five others was arrested here today, a day after police took pro-Pakistan woman separatist leader Asiya Andrabi into custody.

Last Updated: Aug 29, 2010, 19:26 PM IST

Srinagar: Top hardline Kashmiri leader
Mohammed Shafi Reshi along with five others was arrested here
today, a day after police took pro-Pakistan woman separatist
leader Asiya Andrabi into custody.

Reshi along with his associates were arrested from
Babademb area in the city when they were on their way to
finalise the separatist protest calendar.

Jammu and Kashmir Police had yesterday arrested Andrabi,
leader of the radical all-women group Dukhtaran-e-Millat
(Daughters of the Faith). She was picked up from her hideout
by a special team along with her `second-in-command` Fahmeeda.
Andrabi, who has been leading a separatist campaign, had been
evading arrest for long.

Reshi was wanted by police for anti-national activities
and indulging in separatist violence.

These leaders have been acting in tandem with another
separatist leader Masarat Alam, who is said to be behind the
stone-pelting campaign in the Valley. Alam is still evading
arrest.

PTI