June 2016 News

Malik Re-arrested Hours After Court Releases Him On Bail

11 June 2016
Kashmir Reader

Srinagar: JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, who had been booked and sent to Central Jail, Srinagar, in a 29-year-old case, was re-arrested on Saturday night hours after a court granted him bail and ordered his release. The special judge TADA court ordered his release in open court. However, about half an hour after Iftar, he was re-arrested from his home and taken to custody. Malik was first detained on May 25 from JKLF's Abi Guzar office. He was sent to Srinagar Central Jail on May 28 and granted bail and released on the night of June 3. However, the same night, JKLF said, the dreaded Special Operations Group of police raided his home, ransacked it, locked his mother and sister in a room and abused the women in Maisuma locality who had protested against the raid on Malik's home. Next day, he was arrested and booked in the old case while leading a protest march. Addressing the media before his arrest that day, Malik had said that the PDP-led government was targeting him because of his efforts towards uniting the resistance camp against a host of anti-Kashmir policies and decisions such as the proposal to built residential clusters for retired soldiers, townships for Pandits and new industrial policy that would have granted outsiders the right to buy land in J&K. Meanwhile, a JKLF spokesman said in a statement that the Front 'strongly condemns' raids on the home of JKLF zonal organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri. Police and SOG raided his house last night and harassed his family, the spokesman said.