Review committee recommends release of 15 persons

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Srinagar, Oct 8 (UNI) A joint review committee today recommended to the Jammu and Kashmir government the release 15 detenues on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, an official spokesman said.

He said the joint review committee, constituted by the Jammu and Kashmir government for scrutiny of the cases of Public Safety Act (PSA) detainees, met here to review the cases of 277 persons under detention for their involvement in militancy-related activities in various jails of the state.

Those who attended the meeting were Financial Commissioner (Home) B R Kundal, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police Kuldeep Khuda, Inspector General of CID K Rajendra Kumar, Joint secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs Mitali Sen Gavai and Joint Director of IB Arun Chaudhary.

The committee examined all the cases in detail and recommended the release of 15 persons from detention.

On Saturday, a senior separatist leader Bilal Siddiqui was released after 13 years of detention.


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