Ahsan Dar Set Free

SRINAGAR: One of the founder members of front ranking militant group, the Hizbul Mujahideen, Mohammad Ahsan Dar was released after about four years following court orders here today.

 Dar,  was also Operations Chief of Hizb, before he parted ways with the outfit and formed a separate militant outfit Muslim Mujahideen in late 1992. He was arrested on January 4, 2009 at Sumbal in Bandipore district after his return from Pakistani side of Kashmir. He was charged for coordinating between different militant outfits in the north Kashmir, official sources said. 

Dar was detained in Delhi's Tihar, Udhampur, Jammu, Baramulla and Srinagar jails during his four year detention. 

However, he was released from Central Jail, Srinagar yesterday following orders by the court, sources said. Dar was earlier arrested in 1993 and released in 1999 after six years of detention. 

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