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J&K Police pick up 100 people for stone pelting

Continuing with their crackdown on stone pelters and anti-national elements, Jammu and Kashmir Police have picked up another 100 people from various parts of the Valley who were allegedly fomenting trouble with their acts.

india Updated: Jul 10, 2009 19:15 IST

Continuing with their crackdown on stone pelters and anti-national elements, Jammu and Kashmir Police have picked up another 100 people from various parts of the Valley who were allegedly fomenting trouble with their acts.

With the fresh arrests, the number of people picked up by the police has gone well past 400 and the authorities were closely screening those detained while slapping Public Safety Act on serious offenders, official sources said in Srinagar.

As many as seven more people have been booked with charges under the Act. Altogether, the number of such people
booked under the Act has reached 14.

On Friday over three dozen people were picked up from the Srinagar city itself and in districts including Baramulla and Anantnag.

The authorities decided to clampdown on stone pelters as they used to bring the Kashmir Valley to a grinding halt over irrelevant issues, the sources said.

As many as 50 people were also picked up from Shopian district, which has been witnessing frequent strikes over
the alleged rape and murder of two women.

Some of the stone pelters have been slapped with serious charges of attempt to murder because their acts had led to life-threatening situations for some of the jawans, they said.