Amnesty granted to 1811 stone pelters

KL Report

SRINAGAR

While replying to a question of National Conference member Ali Mohammad Sagar in the Legislative Assembly on Sunday, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said Jammu and Kashmir government has granted amnesty to 1811 stone pelters in the state.

“1811 persons involved in stone pelting incidents have been granted amnesty under amnesty scheme 2011,” he said.

The chief minister said that as on March 2015, 37 persons are detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) in various jails. “Out of these, 17 are locals and 20 foreigners. Of the 17 locals, two are local militants, four over- ground workers, three stone-pelters, five timber smugglers, two habitual criminals and one separatist,” he said.

“No prisoner from J&K has been deputed for lodgement under PSA in jails outside the state,” Mufti said.

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