New Delhi,December 28: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief (JKLF) and Separatist leader Yasin Malik has been sent to jail for an attempt to murder. Malik along with several other members of the group has been booked and shifted to Central Jail in Srinagar. The separatist leader was kept under detention since December 25. Also Read - Low-intensity IED Explodes in Kashmir's Pulwama; Area Cordoned Off, Probe Underway, Say Police

The clashes erupted shortly after police detained JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, along with eight of his colleagues tried to take out a march to protest the killing of a woman and her minor son by a Village Defence Committee (VDC) member in Rajouri district. Malik and  his supporters were also accused of heavy stone pelting to create disturbances and to disturb the normal life. (ALSO READ:Protests erupt in Kashmir Valley, police officer injured). Also Read - Video: Farooq Abdullah Grooves to Tunes of 'Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche' With Amarinder Singh at Wedding

Several policemen sustained serious injuries in the protests.Development comes close in time after a police officer was injured as clashes between protesters and law enforcing agencies erupted in several parts of Kashmir Valley including summer capital Srinagar after Friday prayers today.Kothibagh Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Fahad Tak was injured when he was hit by a stone on his face during clashes with JKLF supporters at Maisuma in the heart of Srinagar, officials said. Also Read - US Welcomes Steps Taken To Return J&K To Full Economic And Political Normalcy

The clashes erupted shortly after police detained JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik, along with eight of his colleagues, as they tried to take out a march to protest the killing of a woman and her minor son by a Village Defence Committee (VDC) member in Rajouri district yesterday.

Earlier in the past, the chairman had expressed disappointment over the government’s stand on the Kashmir issue. He had criticised Prime Minister Modi on the same front.