J&K trucker’s death: Restrictions imposed in view of protests

Srinagar: Authorities on Monday, Oct 19 imposed restrictions in eight areas in Kashmir and placed several separatist leaders under house arrest in view of a strike called in wake of the death of a trucker, who was critically injured in a petrol bomb attack in Udhampur 10 days back.

Strict restrictions have been imposed on movement of people in Anantnag and Bijbehara police station areas in South Kashmir, a police official said.

Similar restrictions have been imposed in six police station areas of Srinagar — M R Gunj, Nowhatta, Safa Kadal, Maisuma, Rainawari and Khanyar.

The restrictions have been imposed as a precautionary measure following violent protestson Sunday in many parts of the Valley after Zahid, a truck conductor injured in a petrol bomb attack in Udhampur 10 days back, succumbed to his injuries at a Delhi hospital. Public Safety Act was slapped against five of the seven people arrested in the case.

Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Shabir Ahmad Shah are among several separatist leaders placed under house arrest, the official said.