17 separatists under security cover22 March 2011
The Daily Excelsior
Jammu: Seventeen separatist leaders are being provided with security cover while five others have refused the facility. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah revealed this information in the Legislative Assembly today in response to a cut motion on the grants of his Departments. Mr Abdullah said that 12 separatist leaders are getting police cover, while five others have refused the offer. The security cover to separatists has entailed a cost of Rs 23.84 lakh during last three years. The separatist leaders provided with security cover are Hurriyat Chief Moulvi Umar Farooq, Prof Abdul Gani, Moulvi Abbas Ansari, Aga Syed Hassan Moulvi, Billal Ahmed Lone, Hashim Qureshi and Sajjad Gani Lone (Z-category), Salim Geelani, Zafar Akbar Bhat, Shahid-ul-Islam, Mohammad Yaqoob Vakil (Y-category), Abdul Hassan Mustafa, Moulvi Manzoor Hussain, Masoor Abbas Ansari, Tariq Anwar, Rafiq-ul-Haq and Sheikh Muzaffar. JKLF chief Yaseen Malik, Fazal Haq Qureshi (Chairman of PPF), Shabir Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan and Syed Ali Shah Geelani have refused to take security from the police, he said. Moulvi Omar Farooq has been provided with one Inspector, two head constables and seven constables, Mr Abdullah said.