SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir’s separatist leader Masarat Alam, who was arrested for waving Pakistani flags and raising pro-Pak slogans during a rally in Srinagar, was sent to seven-day police custody by a court in Budgam on Friday late evening.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for a bandh in Kashmir today after the court sent Alam to seven-day police remand.
Alam was produced before the magistrate who sent him to police custody till April 23.
Alam was arrested from his home in Habbakadal area of the city on Friday morning for waving the Pakistani flags and raising anti-national slogans during a rally on Wednesday. (Also Read: Separatist leader Masarat Alam arrested in Srinagar)
Despite of being arrested, Alam remained defiant, saying “His scheduled rally in Tral against the death of a youth in an encounter with Army will continued as planned.” (Also Read: SRINAGAR:Clashes between police & protestors over Masarat Alam’s arrest, Tral rally will continue as per plans, Alam says)
Earlier on Thursday night, the Jammu and Kashmir police put Kashmiri separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Masarat Alam under house arrest as they were scheduled to hold a rally at TRAL in South Kashmir.