SRINAGAR: Police on Sunday detained the chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik while he was returning home from south Kashmir, party spokesperson said.
In a statement, the spokesperson said Malik had gone to south Kashmir to expresses condolence with the bereaved families.
“Yasin sahib along with vice chairman Mushtaq Ajmal and zonal organiser Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri has been lodged at police station Sangam now,” he said.
“Malik was on Saturday released after 10 days of detention. JKLF strongly condemns his arrest,” the spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, the JKLF spokesperson said Malik on Sunday led a party delegation to south Kashmir and visited many bereaved families.
He said Malik visited Hawoora Redwani and met with the bereaved families of slain teenage girl Andaleeb Jan, Shakir Ahmad Khanday and Irshad Ahmad Lone.
JKLF chief then moved to Gasipora Wanpoh and met with the bereaved family of Yawar Ahmad, then visited Barakpora Anantnag and met with the family of Sheeraz Ahmad who were recently killed in government forces’ firing.
The spokesperson said Malik also visited Nowshehra, Srigufwara, Bijbehara and met with the bereaved family of slain Muhammad Yousuf Rather, and also with those families of the locality whose residential houses were “burnt or bombed” by forces.
Earlier, JKLF chairman visited Malaknagh Anantnag where he expressed condolence with senior resistance leader Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi over the demise of his father Ghulam Mohammad Sofi.