Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday arrested chairman of Jammu-Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party chairman and senior leader of Hurriyat Conference, Shabir Ahmad Shah for violating Section-144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

Shah reached Pratap Park area near Lal Chawk in the morning with dozens of supporters when police stopped his vehicle and took him into preventive custody.

Later Shah and his aide got into scuffle with the police, which resulted into their arrest.

Police confirmed Shah’s arrest and said he violated the Section 144 of IPC.

JPN/Bureau