Shopian shuts against ‘disappearance’ of local youth

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A complete shutdown is being observed in Shopian town of south Kashmir against the “disappearance” of a local youth who police has claimed fled from their custody on May 1.

All shops and other business establishments are closed in the town while traffic is off the roads

Locals said that the town will remain shut until the whereabouts of Zubair Ahmad Turray are not known.

Turray, a resident of Bonbazar area, was serving detention since 2015 when he was booked under the Public Safety Act for his alleged involvement in stone-pelting protests.

On May 1, police claimed that Turray fled from Keegam police post. “He had served his sentence and police were detaining him illegally,” locals said, adding that a conspiracy has been hatched against him

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