Srinagar, April 28: Police on Saturday claimed that Yasin Malik rather producing registration papers of the vehicle they were travelling ‘created obstruction in the lawful duty’ on Saturday at Khanyar.

Police spokesman in a statement issued here referred to the ‘news items circulated by the Media agencies’ claiming that JKLF Chief Yasin Malik was ‘assaulted and arrested by a Police Team at Khanyar when he was on his way towards Jamia Masjid for addressing a rally.’

“Facts pertaining to the situation are that a team from police station Khanyar was on a routine Naka duty when at around 12:10 PM today afternoon a Sedan Car Honda CRV bearing registration No DL3C AK 2197 was intercepted by the naka party. The travelers inside the car were requested to produce the registration papers of the said car,” Police said.

According to police the travelers inboard including ‘JKLF Chief Yasin Malik  and Bashir Kashmiri instead of producing papers created obstruction in the lawful duty.’

“In this connection Police has initiated action under relevant provision of law. Allegations circulated in certain sections of media pertaining to alleged harassment to these individuals is strongly rebutted,” police said.

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