Masrat Row: Govt to Send Detailed Report to MHA Today

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KL Report

SRINAGAR

The state government is sending a detailed report to the union home ministry on Wednesday on the release of separatist leader Masrat Alam Bhat.

Official sources said that that the ministry had expressed dissatisfaction over the earlier report sent to it by the state home department on Masrat’s release.

“A comprehensive report has now been prepared dealing with all the aspects of Masrat’s  release. It is being sent to the MHA today (Wednesday),” they said.

They said the ministry has sought clarifications on specific issues like the court directions which led to Masrat’s release, list of cases pending against him and their present status and also the reasons that prevented the state government from keeping the separatist in detention.

Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who is in the eye of a political storm for having released the separatist leader, has directed both the state home department and the police chief to ensure that a comprehensive report is sent to the ministry, sources added.

According to sources the orders for the release of Masrat Alam were issued many days before the present BJP-PDP government took office. The orders were issued in light of an apex court directive on Masrat’s continued detention.

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