Malik, others released from central jail: JKLF

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik was on Saturdayreleased from central jail Srinagar along, party spokesperson said. He was arrested on December 10.
Party spokesperson in a statement said, “Though Shabir Ahmad Dar, Mushtaq Ajmal, Ramiz Raja, Farooq Ahmad Sodagar, Zahoor Ahmad Butt, Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri and Ghulam Muhammad Dar were released after furnishing a personal bond but in order to prolong the detention of JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, authorities brought up some older case of year 2014 registered at Ram Munshi Bagh police station and tried to halt his release.”
“Today, instead of releasing Yasin sahib from Srinagar central jail, police presented him before the court of Judicial Magistrate and after a long hearing, court ordered his release,” the spokesperson said, adding, “JKLF activists Meraj ud din Parray and Mudasir Ahmad who were arrested at Islamabad (Anantnag) on Friday are still in police custody.”
Meanwhile, JKLF has expressed heartfelt grief over the demise of the mother of senior journalist and writer Zahir ud din and the grandmother of party activist Irfan Ahmad Khan of Athwajan, Srinagar.
A JKLF delegation led by secretary general Engineer Ghulam Rasool Dar Eidhi visited the residence of Zahir ud din and expressed condolences to him and the bereaved family. Party prayed for heavenly abode of both deceased persons.