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Kashmiri lawyer not arrested illegally, Claims Police

Published by Kashmir News Trust on May 16, 2018, 8:56 am

Kashmir News Trust Web Desk

Srinagar: A day after Jammu Kashmir High Court Bar Association alleged that Police have illegally arrested one of the learned Advocates Shabir Ahmed Bukhari, the police this morning refuted such allegations.

"This is in response to news item published in some newspapers purportedly on High Court Bar Association statement about so called missing of a lawyer," reads a police statement.

"It’s hereby clarified that said lawyer has been detained  in Sub Jail Baramulla under orders from a competent magistrate."

"It’s further clarified that mention of IGP office in the news item is incorrect. It would have been appreciated had the facts with police  been taken on record  involving the subject before placing the news item."

"The subject in question was called to Police Station Kreeri Baramulla and was bound down by magistrate. Police has sufficient ground for this action keeping records and materials available with us.The family stands accordingly informed."

"It is further requested before circulation of any such news item where public institutions in this case senior police office was mentioned , the facts in hand must be verified. We request the editor board to take appropriate measures in this connection," reads the police statement.