Srinagar, July 12: Tehreek Hurriyat Chariman Mohd Ashraf Sahrai was on sunday arrested by police from his residency at Baghaat Barzulla here.
Offical sources said that a police party arrested the elderly leader at around 5:30 am.
Confirming it, a top police officer said that details as regards his arrest would be shared latter.
Later authorities booked Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman under Public Safety Act, sources said.
Sahrai is the chairman of Tehreek i Hurriyat which was previously headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani who in a bomb shell resignation resigned from main Hurriyat conference as its ‘All time chairman’ .
Hurriyat conference is a amalgam of various groups and Tehreek i Hurriyat is one of it.
Saharai’s son, Junaid Sahrai, District commander of Hizbul Mujahdeen for Srinagar was killed in an encounter along with associate at Nawakadal area of Central Kashmir district.