In Kashmir, 100 politicians, workers, anti-India leaders to be detained, or booked under PSA

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Srinagar: Around 100 politicians, political workers, anti-India leaders and Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of militants will face preventive detention or will be booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) in a new drive by administration in Kashmir to prevent “breach of peace”, as per a report by Daily Excelsior newspaper.

The Jammu and Kashmir police has so far arrested three People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leaders and three leaders of National Conference (NC) in last few days.

A senior official, quoted in the report, has said these leaders are under preventive detention under Section 107/151 CrPC. He said that they were arrested as there were apprehensions of breach of peace.

Police have also arrested 10 anti-India leaders. They are all under preventive detention. The senior official said that besides PDP, NC and separatist leaders, several Jamat-e-Islami activists and Over Ground Workers of militants are among 75 persons arrested so far. All of them are under preventive detention.

Three PDP leaders Nayeem Akhtar, Sartaj Madni and Peer Mansoor were arrested on December 21, a day before the counting of votes in District Development Council polls.

A source said that there may be more arrests in the coming days and some of these leaders may be booked under PSA.

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