Srinagar, April 10 (IANS) Several people were arrested during raids by police for attending the last rites of a militant in Sopore.

Police said several people have been arrested for defying the lockdown restrictions by attending the funeral of a slain militant in Zaingeer area of Sopore.

Sajad Ahmad, a JeM militant was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Arampora area of Sopore on Wednesday.

Police had lodged an FIR after scores of people attended the funeral of the slain militant on Wednesday.

The FIR said those defying the lockdown by attending the funeral procession had not only violated the rules, but had also endangered the lives of the entire population in the area.

–IANS

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