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Police to comply with Mufti’s directive on political prisoners

Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police will comply with the directions of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who has sought release of all political prisoners who do not face any criminal charge.

“Yes, all the directions issued by the government (on release of political prisoners from jails in the state) will be complied with. Let us be assured about it,” Director General of Police (DGP), J&K, K Rajendra Kumar told reporters here today.

He was asked whether the process of release of political prisoners has begun at the level of the police.

“Any direction coming from the the government would be looked into and would be worked out,” the DGP said.

In a meeting with the police chief here on Wednesday, Sayeed had asked the police to initiate a process of releasing all political prisoners in the State against whom no criminal charges have been registered.

He had also directed the DGP to prepare a comprehensive plan for the rehabilitation of surrendered and released militants.

Asked whether police has formulated any plan for release of separatists including those who took part in stone pelting in 2008 and 2010, separatists Masarat Alam and Qasim Faktoo, he said, “We will get back to you. We will come back with our views when we are ready with the blue print.”

“At the moment, we will not be able to say much on that. Let us work on that then we will get back to you,” he said.

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