Gilgit, December 28: Around 40 (forty) activists of different politico-religious groups have been arrested by security forces from different parts of the Gilgit city during the last week. A large number of guns and ammunition has also been recovered.
A couple of days back an alleged member of TTP was arrested from near a Shia mosque in the city. The arrest was followed by raids and more arrests in Khomer, Skarkyoi, Nageral and other areas, from where a large cache of weapons has also reportedly been recovered.
According to reports, the most recent series of arrests and raids has been started after religious groups exchanged pointed statements during the last week. The exchange of barbs started after some clerics used provocative slogans and languages during a recent mammoth rally held in Gilgit city.