Ahead of first death anniversary of Hizbul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani, police on Tuesday summoned his father to a local police station. A top police officer said they have decided to for “preventive detentions” across Kashmir to avoid any “breach of peace.” A source said Burhan’s father Muzafar Ahmad got a call from police station Tral this afternoon while he was on his duty. Soon, Wani presented himself before station house officer Tral. “The officer asked him (Burhan’s father) if he intends to organize any program on July 8,” the source added
Wani, according to the source, told the officer that since he is not a leader, he has no such plan, “but if youth or any pro-freedom organizations organize any programme, I can’t stop them.” “After some time he was allowed to go,” the source said. Superintendent of police Awantipora Zahid Malik denied that Burhan’s father was summoned. “He was just passing through the police station and the concerned SHO only had a conversation with him for a few moments,” he claimed. Meanwhile, police are set to go for “preventive detentions” across Kashmir to “avoid any breach of peace.” “We will go for preventive detention of ring leaders and organizers across Kashmir. But there won’t be mass arrests,” inspector general of police, Kashmir, Muneer Ahmad Khan said.
We are going to take some other preventive measures and every effort will be made to ensure that peace is maintained, he said. A senior police official said district police chiefs have been asked to start a clampdown on “trouble-makers.” In the backdrop of such directions, police have started to call youth to police stations. “Those who do not report would be arrested.”