Separatist leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan arrested, taken to judicial custody

Srinagar: Senior separatist leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan was on Friday arrested and sent to judicial remand by a court in Pattan town of north Kashmir Baramulla district.

"Sub-Judge Pattan sent Nayeem Khan to judicial custody and he has been shifted to Central Jail Srinagar," a police spokesman said.

Khan was arrested after police executed a non-bailable warrant issued by the court against him.

The senior leader of moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference was arrested in connection with a case registered against him under Section 13 in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in Police Station Pattan in 2000, spokesman said, adding that the charge-sheet was filed in the court in the year 2008.

The court had issued a non-bailable warrant against Khan.