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SRINAGAR: Reacting over media reports that Muslim Deni Mahaz Chief Dr Qasim Faktoo is being released, the Director General Police (DGP) K Rajendra on Tuesday said no such proposal is with the government at present.
Talking to a Srinagar based news channel, the State Police Chief said that the reports over the release of Faktoo are mere rumours and merit no heed.
“No, we don’t have any such proposal in hand to release Qasim Faktoo. The reports that galore at present are the mere rumours and not the facts,” the DGP said, adding that anyone who is a convict cannot be set free.
Interestingly, the news dominated in the reports that the Jammu and Kashmir Government was mulling to release Faktoo who has already served 22 years in prison. “As far as my knowledge is concerned, we don’t have any plan to set free Qasim Faktoo. The reports have no truth in them,” the Police Chief said.
A senior official of the State dispensation and privy to Chief Minister’s Secretariat also confirmed, while pleading anonymity, that the government has no proposal to free militants who are facing trial or against whom serious cases are registered. “The reports that are being carried