Four senior JKLF leaders held in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 10 (UNI) Four senior leaders of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) were today arrested by the police in south Kashmir.

A number of JKLF leaders, including its chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik besides one hundred senior and second rank separatist leaders have been taken into custody in the Kashmir Valley during the last three-months.

A spokesman of the JKLF said this afternoon that party General Secretary Ghulam Rasool Dar alias Edee, Noor Mohammad Kalwal, Mohammad Yaseen Bhat and Mohammad Ishaq Ganie were arrested by police at Achabal in south Kashmir district of Anantnag, when they were on routine party work there.

They have been lodged in police station Achabal, he said.

Police in the valley has launched a drive against the separatist leaders to prevent them from holding anti-poll campaign.

Mr Malik, a heart patient and dozens of others senior separatist leaders, including Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) have been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) and shifted to outside the valley jails.

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