People involved in non serious cases will be released in J

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Srinagar, Sep 3 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to withdraw all cases of non-serious nature registered against the protestors during recent agitation in the Kashmir valley and Jammu division while remaining cases would be reviewed on merit.

The decision was taken by the State Administrative Council with Governor N N Vohra in chair last evening.

The Administrative Council also approved initiation of action by Home Department for withdrawal of all cases of non-serious nature which shall mean bailable and compoundable cases registered during the period of agitation in Jammu and Kashmir Divisions.

The remaining cases will be reviewed on the merits of each case by a committee headed by Principal Secretary Home Anil Goswami within a period of 60 days.

However, till the completion of this process, no action will be taken in such cases.

Hundreds of protestors, including chairmen of both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference (HC) Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Mohammad Yaseen Malik, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah were arrested by the security forces and police along with more than 100 second rank and other separatist leaders in the Kashmir valley since August 24. However, Mr Geelani, Mirwaiz and Malik were released while Shah and four others were reportedly booked under Public Safety Act (PSA).

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