No fresh charges to detain Alam: J&K Govt

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New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir Government in a report to the Union Home ministry said that Masarat Alam played a pivotal role in provoking Kashmiri youth into the street protests and stone pelting in 2010.

In a shocking revelation it has been known that the release of Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam from jail, which has led to a major political row in Delhi, was decided when Jammu and Kashmir was under central rule.

Both the houses of the Parliament were rocked on Monday with Home Minister Rajnath Singh saying the Centre was not consulted before releasing Alam and disapproved of the same. The J&K government in a report to the Home Ministry has however specified that Alam has been bailed out in all the cases against him – there are 27 FIRs against him as on date.

However the Jammu and Kashmir government has specified that he has been bailed out in all the cases pending against him and there are no fresh grounds to continue his detention.

27 FIRs registered against Alam since 1995, he has been charge-sheeted in nine cases while 16 other cases are “still under investigation”. Cases against Alam include those on charges of attempt to murder and rioting.