Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Mohammad Yasin Malik was released on Saturday after a court granted bail to him, four weeks after his arrest in connection with a case registered last year.
The court of 1st Additional district and sessions Judge ordered Malik’s release against bail bonds and surety of Rs 50000 and rejected an application by SHO Maisuma for his fresh judicial remand, observing that “enough time was granted to police to complete the investigation of the case.”
Malik was arrested on 18 March and sent to central jail on 12 days judicial remand. On 29 March, he was presented before the court that extended his judicial remand till April 11 and later by four more days.
Today, Malik was again produced before the court for judicial remand but it rejected the remand application forwarded by the SHO Maisuma in FIR no.17/2016 under section 13, 18 Unlawful Activities Act and 153,505 RPC.
After the court pronounced the bail order, Malik was taken back to central jail from where he was released on Saturday evening.
“It has become a routine tactic of government forces to curb the ongoing peaceful struggle. But their tactics won’t last long,” Malik said after his released.
Addressing the JKLF supporters, Malik said: “There is lot more work to be done. We have to help out our people from distress and hopefully with Allah’s will, Kashmir will be free.”