Will write to HM to ensure Srinagar youth’s release from NIA: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar, Jan 03 (KNS): Peoples Democratic Party president and former chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that she will write to Home Minister, Amit Shah to ensure the release of Srinagar youth, who is under NIA custody. 

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a party function at party headquarters, she said that that the family members of Arsalan Feroz, who has been detained by the NIA, came to meet her and pleaded for his innocence.

She said that she doesn’t know as to why NIA arrested him, even if family handed him over to the agency. “NIA is claiming that he is TRF operative, but the family says otherwise.” 

She said that since police have no jurisdiction over NIA and the probe agency directly falls under the Home Ministry, she will write to the ministry about the same. 

“There is no FIR lodged against Arsalan in the past or present. I will write to Home Minister to ensure his release as his family is in trauma,” she said.

Notably, PDP had organised a function at party headquarters in Srinagar to welcome a social activist and a businessman, Asif Wangnoo from Baghwanpora locality of Lalbazar. (KNS)

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