January 2000 News

Court lets J&K take back Masood case

30 January 2000
Asian Age

JAMMU: A local court has allowed the Jammu and Kashmir government to withdraw a case against Pakistani militant Maulana Masood Azhar who was recently released from jail in exchange of hostages of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane.

Chief judicial magistrate (Jammu), Jang Bahadur Singh Jamwal on Saturday granted permission to withdraw the case against Azhar, saying it is a well-known secret that he along with two others were exchanged for release of 155 hostages on board the plane.

The court was satisfied that a decision to let Azhar off was taken by elected representatives of the people in public interest, Mr Jamwal said. (PTI)


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