Srinagar: Top hurriyat leader and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman Mohd Ashraf Sehrai was arrested from his residence in Srinagar on Sunday morning.
Reports said that, at the time of his arrest, police officials told him that he was being taken into “preventive custody”.
Official sources said that, the hurriyat leader “has been booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA)”. It was said that his activities were prejudicial to peace and public order.
Besides him, about a dozen other members of the Jamaat-e-Islami have been taken into custody, sources said.
The police action comes days after veteran hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani announced his complete disassociation from Hurriyat cardre.