Srinagar, Oct 12: Three teachers from a seminary in South Kashmir’s Shopian have been booked under the contentious Public Safety Act.
The seminary was under radar after 13 of its students had allegedly joined militant groups.
Confirming the arrest and subsequent detention under PSA of these three teachers, Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said that the seminary is run by banned Jamat-e-Islami. He said that school was already under radar and these arrests were made after investigation.
The school in question is Sirajul Aloom, located in Imam Sahab area of Shopian district.
Vijay Kumar said that these three teachers were booked for their involvement in subversive activities.
They have been identified as Mouhammad Yousuf Wani, Abdul Rouf Bhat and Abdul Ahad Bhat.
Police sources told news agency KNT that this religious school came under the scanner of investigating agencies after some of its students were found to have joined militant groups.
The students of this school are from different districts of South Kashmir. Sources said that students from different parts of Indian states were also enrolled themselves in this school but their number witnessed a dip after the abrogation of Special Status and subsequent Covid-19 pandemic. (KNT)