Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested over a dozen youth from different areas of Pulwama area in southern Kashmir.
The arrests come ahead of the municipal and local body polls scheduled to begin from October 8.
Sources said that the Jammu and Kashmir police have during the past few days conducted nocturnal raids at different places in the district including Karimabad, Murran, Main Town Pulwama and other areas.
They said that at least 16 youths have been arrested during the raids.
Meanwhile, police officials of the district while confirming the arrests said that some of the youths arrested were over ground workers of militants while others have been detained to stop them from disrupting the upcoming local bodies and municipal elections in the valley.