Srinagar, Jul 6: Police on Friday arrested Mohammad Yaseen Malik, chairman JKLF two days ahead of 2nd death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant commander Burhan Wani who was killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district. However, officials said Malik was taken into preventive custody.
A spokesman of the front said that a police party arrested Malik from his Maisuma house near here immediately after morning prayers. He said Malik has been lodged in police station Maisuma.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq and Malik, have called for a general strike on Sunday on the second death anniversary of Burhan.HM commander was killed at village Bumdoora, Kokernag, in Anantnag which evoked massive protests for about six months during which about 120 persons, mostly youths, were killed in security forces action in the valley.