Masrat Alam Released, Re-Arrested


Srinagar: Senior separatist leader Masarat Alam was rearrested soon after he was released by a local court in north Kashmir district of Baramulla.

Alam, the brain behind 2010 agitation during which more than 120 people, mostly youths were killed, was yesterday granted bail by a local court in Baramulla in a 2016 case.

However, he was booked in a new case and rearrested by police in Baramulla.     

Alam during the last 17 years has been booked over 30 times under PSA.

Geelani condemns re-arrest of Masarat

Strongly condemning the re-arrest of senior Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam Bhat, chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani alleged that it is “State Terrorism and disgrace for their judicial system.

Syed Ali Geelani expressed his deep concern over the deteriorating condition of party’s ailing leader, Mohammad Rustum Bhat and said that state administration is subjecting these detainees to vengeance.

In a statement, Geelani urged immediate release of both leaders and in his appeal to organization for human rights, asked to take their cognizance about unlawful detentions and prevailing grim situation in state.

Condemning the re-arrest of Masarat Aalam, Geelani said that there is no legal justification for his continuous detention, as judiciary bailed out him from all cases. The Indian agencies don’t favor his release and are creating hurdles, said Geelani and while lashing at state administration, said that they are following these agencies and thus prolonging his detention.

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