Congress leader arrested in Shopian for suspected terror links



SRINAGAR: In a shocking development, Congress leader Gowhar Ahmed Wani was arrested from Shopian by the Jammu and Kashmir Police under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) on Thursday for his alleged terror links. As per the national media agency the Congress leader’s car was allegedly used by terrorists on December 7 when it was intercepted by the police in Trenz. The car was later recovered from the Pargachoo area in Shopian on the same day after it was abandoned midway during a chase with the police force. Gowhar is said to have jumped out of the vehicle and played the victim, as per the local police. This comes days after PDP leader Waheed Parra was remanded to 15 days of National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody for allegedly conspiring with Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists during the 2019 parliamentary elections.


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