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JK govt release eight militants

Written by: Staff
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Jammu, Mar 25 (UNI) In a goodwill gesture, the Jammu and Kashmir government today released eight militants from the Kotebolwal Jail here.

According to jail authorities, Mohammad Taj of Rajouri, Farid Ahmed Malik of Doda, Mohammad Akaram Chauhan of Poonch, Abdul Rehman Deka, Bashir Ahmed Batt, Frook Ahmed Itoo, Mohammad Nazar and Irshad Husain Batt all residents of Anantnag district were released.

The state government had declared it would released 40 out of 403 militants detained, in pursuance of the assurances given by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the round table conference held in New Delhi last month.

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