‘Over 3 lakh passport cases clearedin 4 years’

‘Over 3 lakh passport cases clearedin 4 years’

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir’s Intelligence wing- CID has cleared 3,05,334 passport cases in last four years facilitating grant of their passports in the state.
As many as 3,05,334 passport cases have been cleared by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Jammu and Kashmir from 2010 till February 2014, state Home Department officials said.
During the four years period till February end 2014, 2,84,592 fresh cases of passport and 20,742 backlog cases were cleared by the CID, they said.
Giving further details, they said that 64,452 passport cases have been cleared during 2010, followed by clearance of 87,481 cases in 2011, 89,495 cases in 2012 and 63,909 cases in 2013.
Under normal circumstances, the grant of passports, visas by central government to the relatives and the family members of the militants is not objected provided the state government is convinced that the proposal travel abroad is purely for personal purpose and not for any political or activities against the interest of the state and the country, they said.
The passport clearance to the relatives of militants is given once the field verification and examination of the case suggests that the application does not have any close association with his militant (relative) and the passport so required is purely for personal purpose like family visits, education, sports, Hajj, Umrah, job, trainings and not for any activity which is against the interest of the state, they said.

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