Mirwaiz lodged at Cheshma Shahi Sub-jail in Srinagar

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (APP): The puppet authorities have lodged the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, at Cheshma Shahi Sub-jail in Srinagar.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was arrested from outside his Nageen residence when he defied his house detention and tried to lead Azadi march towards Eidgah in Srinagar,on Friday, and was detained at Nigeen police station.

The forum spokesman in a statement strongly condemning the detention said that the Mirwaiz called at around 6:30 pm last evening and informed that he was being shifted from the Nigeen police station to some unknown place about which he has not been informed.

“After that his phone was confiscated and his whereabouts could not be ascertained leading to serious apprehensions about his safety. It was around 9 pm when the family was asked by the police to give his clothes that they were informed that he has been detained and lodged at sub jail Cheshma Shahi,” the spokesman said.

The spokesman said that the detention of the Mirwaiz and other leaders showed the frustration of the occupation authorities.