The Jammu and Kashmir administration Friday said it had arrested 10 people who had participated in the funeral of a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) commander killed in a gunfight in Sopore in North Kashmir this week.
On Wednesday, a large number of people had thronged Sajad Nawab’s house after he was killed in the encounter. Subsequently, Sopore Police had registered a case for violating the COVID-19 protocols.
SP Sopore Javid Iqbal told The Indian Express on Friday that they have arrested 10 people so far in the case and that identification of more people is underway.
A senior police officer in Sopore said that more people have been identified and more arrests would be made soon in the case. “A case has been registered for violating Covid-19 protocols and government advisories regarding social gathering. Investigation in the case is in process and we will arrest more people,” said the officer.
According to Sopore police the “legal heirs had given in writings that they would adhere to social distancing when the body was handed over to them after completing medico legal formalities.”
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