Srinagar: A total of
338 people who clashed with the security forces during protests
against he execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, were
arrested during the last one month but 242 have already been
released on bail, Jammu and Kashmir Police said Monday.
"Police arrested 338 in last one month in Kashmir Valley out of
whom 242 have been released on bail and 96 are in police/judicial
custody," said a police press statement here.
The statement said in the south Kashmir districts of Pulwama,
Kulgam, Shopian, Awantipora and Anantnag, 73 people were arrested
out of whom 52 have been bailed out while 21 are in still custody.
"In north Kashmir districts of Baramulla, Sopore, Kupwara,
Handwara and Bandipora, 158 people were detained out of whom 130
have been released while only 28 are in still custody, while in
the central Kashmir districts of Srinagar, Ganderbal and Badgam,
107 were arrested out of whom 60 have been released and 47 are in
custody," the statement said.
Following Afzal Guru's hanging in Delhi's Tihar Jail Feb 9,
stone-pelting mobs have clashed with the security forces. Three
people died during these clashes while a youth was also killed
allegedly in firing by security forces in north Kashmir's
Baramulla town March 5.
Senior police officers said that while exercising maximum
restraint during mob control operations, more than 400 security
men including those from the state police and the Central Reserve
Police Force (CRPF) have been injured during this period.