SRINAGAR — Two days after delivering a speech on Eid-ul-Fitr, famous religious preacher Sarjan Barkati was arrested on Saturday from his residence, the family said.
His wife, Shabroza Akhter, said that Barkati was arrested by Zainapora Police from his residence on Saturday morning.
She said that Barkati delivered his speech on Eid in his native village Reban on Thursday for the first time after his release last year.
Locals said that he was on the stage for just a few minutes in which he talked about the current situation in Palestine.
A police official also confirmed Barkati’s arrest. However, he did not divulge the reasons behind his arrest.
Notably, Barkati was released in the last week of October last year after remaining in custody for over four years.
Barkati had become the face of the 2016 public uprising after the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani. He was arrested on October 1 that year. (KNO)