Srinagar: Authorities here have booked Tehreek-i-Hurriyat Chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai under Public Safety Act, sources said. The elderly leader was arrested from his residence at Baghat Barzulla at 5:30 this morning, a top police officer confirmed to GNS.
Sehrai, whose Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militant commander son Junaid Sehrai was killed earlier this year, is the Chairman of Tehreek-i-Hurriyat, a constituent of APHC(G), also known as Hurriyat Conference, which was until recently headed by Syed Ali Geelani.
The arrest comes less than two weeks after the bombshell resignation of the 90-year-old Geelani as “chairperson for life” of the Hurriyat Conference. GNS