Malik was taken into preventive custody at Chogul, 75 kms
from here, along with five activists, when he was on the way
to Handwara town of the frontier district, official sources
As the news about his detention spread, JKLF activists
led by vice-chairman Bashir Ahmad Bhat tried to stage a
demonstration in the town. Police used batons and took Bhat
and 12 other senior leaders also into preventive custody.
Sources said they were detained as a "precautionary
measure" to maintain law and order in the town.
Srinagar: Police today detained JKLF Chairman
Mohammad Yaseen Malik to prevent him from addressing a public
meeting in Kupwara district of North Kashmir, triggering
protests from his supporters.
First Published: Friday, May 07, 2010, 18:55