November 2016 News

35 Arsonists Identified, 12 Arrested, Say Police

1 November 2016
Kashmir Life

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday claimed to have identified persons involved in torching of schools in South Kashmir and arrested twelve of them. Talking to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Deputy Inspector General (DIG), South Kashmir Range, Nitish Kumar said, 'at least 35 persons have been identified involved in burning down the school buildings in South Kashmir.' 'Out of 35, we have arrested 12 persons while 23 persons are absconding. The twelve persons were arrested from South Kashmir's Kulgam district,' he said. He said that the absconding persons will be arrested within next few days. 'Police are on job to nab the arsonists. They will be behind the bars within next few days. I can tell you that within next fifteen days, all faces will be unveiled,' he said. DIG South Kashmir further informed that the civil society in South Kashmir is also cooperating with them in this regard. Pertinently, at least 27 educational institutes were set ablaze by arsonists in Valley. Meanwhile, Kumar said that all the Senior Superintendents of Police (SSP) across South Kashmir have been directed to strengthen the security across South Kashmir.