Geelani Detained In Budgam
10 August 2006
Srinagar: Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani was today detained in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir while on his way to attend the funeral of a youth allegedly shot dead by security forces in the act of hurling a grenade, officials said. Geelani, leader of the hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference, was taken into preventive custody at Mirgund and lodged at the local police station, they said. A spokesman said Geelani was travelling to Bandipora in Baramulla district to lead the funeral prayers for the youth killed at Dalgate yesterday.