Police have detained two sons of resistance leader Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, who died earlier this month at a hospital while in custody.
The duo was detained from their residence in the Barzulla area of the city late Saturday evening in connection with a case registered by police in Kupwara district on May 6 after pro-freedom slogans were raised at the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat leader’s funeral, the officials said.
Sehrai — the then Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman — died at a hospital in the Jammu region on May 5. The ailing leader was shifted there from Udhampur jail where he was under PSA detention.
Sehrai’s other son – Junaid – was a Hizbul Mujahideen militant. He was killed in an encounter with armed forces here in May last year.