Srinagar, May 2 : Less than a week before third and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in Anantnag parliamentary constituency, more than 24 youths were arrested in the twin south Kashmir districts of Pulwama and Shopian for their alleged role in stone pelting.
With these arrests, over 50 youth have been detained in the twin south Kashmir districts in the last over three days.
Security forces conducted raids at several places in the twin districts, where the last and third phase election in Pulwama and Shopian will be held on May 6 for Anantnag constituency.
''During these raids in the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, over two dozen youth were arrested for their alleged role in stone pelting,'' official sources said.
They said the youth were being lodged in local police stations and were being questioned for their alleged role in stone pelting.
The first phase in Anantnag district recorded 13.6 per cent polling on April 23, while the second phase, which was held in Kulgam district, witnessed a voter turnout of 10.3 per cent. (UNI)