Cousin of Riyaz Naikoo Arrested

September 03

The family of the cousin of Riyaz Naikoo has said that the Jammu Kashmir Police has detained his cousin Sheeraz Ahmad Naikoo.

They said that Sheeraz was arrested by police from his residence in Beighpora in Awantipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama District on Thursday and has been in jail since then.

Asadullah and four others were detained on Wednesday during nocturnal raids at Tral and Awantipora areas of Pulwama district.

Sheeraz who is a businessman had been detained the last year also but was released later.

The Police officials were unavailable for comments on the issue.

Militant families have allaged harassment and vandalization by the forces since the past few weeks.

Last week Militants abducted 11 relatives of police officers after families of two militants claimed that the government forces tried to set ablaze their houses during nocturnal raids in South Kashmir.

The Militants later released all the eleven people.