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Srinagar Conspiracy

POTO finds a scalp in the ailing JKLF chief in a tense poll run-up

Srinagar Conspiracy
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Srinagar Conspiracy
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Yasin Malik’s dramatic arrest and detention under POTO last Monday has left large sections of Kashmiris unimpressed—not many are willing to buy the hawala charges levelled against the JKLF chairman and senior All Party Hurriyat Conference leader. Residents in Srinagar are finding it difficult to swallow the government claim that $1 lakh recovered from a couple on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, while on their way back from Kathmandu, was indeed meant for Malik.

Malik, a veteran of Indian prisons and a heart patient, was taken into custody while addressing a press conference at the Hurriyat HQ in Srinagar, within 24 hours of the arrest of the couple who, it has been claimed, was carrying the money for the JKLF chief. The two, identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Dar and Shazia Begum, were arrested near Kud while they were travelling in a mini bus. Police claimed to have recovered the money in cash from Shazia, which was stitched into the lining of her salwar.

Official sources say Malik asked Mushtaq Dar, a JKLF activist, on March 5 to go to New Delhi and get in touch with Altaf...

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