November 2002 News

Four more political detainees freed in J&K

14 November 2002
The Hindustan Times

Srinagar: Continuing with its drive to release political detainees, the Jammu and Kashmir government has freed four leaders, including two Hurriyat Conference workers, who were held under the Public Safety Act, official sources said on Thursday. Pervaiz Ahmad Dar, a senior People''s League and Hurriyat Conference leader was released on bail from the central jail in Srinagar after a 10-month detention under the Public Safety Act, official sources said. Dar, who was working in the legal aid cell of Hurriyat Conference was released at 4.45 pm, the sources said adding he was lodged in a Kathua jail before being brought to the Central jail in Srinagar prior to his release. In Jammu, Bashir Ahmed Bhat a vice chairman of JKLF, Sheikh Abdul Rasheed a former spokesman of the Hurriyat and Abdul Rahim Wani, a District President of ruling PDP were released from the Kot Balwal jail near Srinagar yesterday, official sources said on Thursday. Bhat and Rasheed were released after the expiry of the term of their detention under PSA, the sources said, adding that the two were again taken into custody by police for completing some legal formalities.


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