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Five miscreants arrested for assaulting Kashmiri shawl trader

Published by Kashmir News Trust on February 21, 2019, 1:22 pm

Kashmir News Trust Web Desk

West Bengal: Five persons have been arrested for assaulting a Kashmiri shawl trader in West Bengal’s Nadia district, police said on Thursday.

Jawed Ahmed Khan, 27, was assaulted by a mob in Taherpur area on February 18 and forced to chant Vande Mataram.

The video of the act had gone viral on social media and garnered wide spread condemnation.

A police officer told IANS that Khan’s safety was being ensured.

Khan, a resident of Soibugh area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district, had been visiting the state for past nearly a decade.

The attack took place four days after a suicide bomber killed 49 CRPF troopers in Kashmir.