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Hurriyat leader Shabbir arrested

Shah, who went underground soon after the security forces swooped on separatist leaders, is taken into custody from Rawalpora, Srinagar.

india Updated: Aug 29, 2008 15:05 IST

Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmad Shah was picked up on Friday by the security forces from uptown city, official sources said.

Shah, who went underground soon after the police and security forces swooped on separatist leaders ahead of their proposed march to Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Sunday, was taken into custody from Rawalpora area, the sources said.

He is the sixth separatist leader to have been arrested. While Chairmen of both the factions of Hurriyat, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq were arrested on Sunday, JKLF leader Mohammad Yaseen Malik was arrested on Monday when he defied curfew and tried to march to Lal Chowk.

The sources said that security forces are looking for two others -- Masrat Alam, spokesman of the Coordination Committee of the separatists and Nayeem Ahmed Khan of moderate Hurriyat Conference.