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Family of youth who was detained in place of his brother in Shopian district in south Kashmir and missed the 12th class exam on Thursday requested BOSE authorities to conduct his exam so that his carrier is not ruined.

The appeal was issued by the family of Ubaid Ahmad Bhat, 16, son of Nazir Ahmad Bhat of Muloo Chitragam, Shopian after the youth was released by police around 11:30 pm, hours after GNS carried news regarding him.

“We are thankful to GNS for carrying the news highlighting how innocent boy was arrested by police and not allowed to take exam despite our requests and showing to police authorities his roll number slip allotted by J&K Bose for appearing in class 12th examinations,” mother of the youth Jawaira Bano told GNS, adding, “We request concerned authorities to conduct exam for the paper (Environmental Science) missed by Ubaid for none of his fault”.

Reports said that police called the family of Ubaid late last night and released him at around 11:30 pm.

Sources said that police top brass sought a report from the concerned police station soon after GNS carried the news and ordered his immediate release.

Ubaid was arrested by police during a night raid in place of his brother and no heed was paid to the repeated requests by the family to release him so that he takes the exam and his carrier is not jeopardized.

Ubaid is the student of Government Higher Secondary School, Tarkiwangam, Shopian and missed the Environmental Science paper yesterday.

The family had urged the intervention DGP and IGP Kashmir so that Ubaid’s carrier was saved.