Indian police arrested more than two dozen people in occupied Kashmir including a PhD scholar in overnight raids in different areas of the valley.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the forces late last night surrounded a cluster of houses in Murran area of Pulwama town and detained 21 people.
The youth, according to the officials, were detained for questioning for their alleged role in stone pelting incidents on the forces.
Meanwhile, police during house raids arrested five persons in Trail and other areas.
Indian police claimed that the detainees were involved in an abortive suicide car bomb attack on a Central Reserve Police Force convoy along the Jammu- Srinagar highway last month.
The arrested persons include a PhD scholar, police told reporters.
Meanwhile, police authorities also submitted a charge-sheet against nine youth including Mohammed Shafeeq Butt, Waseem Khan, Bilal Ahmad Butt, Shazia Yaqoob and Tehseen Ahmed Batool on the fake charge of hatching conspiracy for a militancy act.
The police arrested them in a case related to an attack in Batamaloo in Srinagar, in which one CRPF man was killed and another injured on July 24 last year.