Jammu and Kashmir government is sending a detailed report to the union home ministry on the controversial release of separatist leader Masrat Alam. "A comprehensive report has now been prepared dealing with all the aspects of Masrat Alam's release. It is being sent to the MHA," top government sources said. The Unio Home ministry has sought clarifications on specific issues like the court directions which led to Alam's release, list of cases pending against him and their present status and also the reasons that prevented the state government from keeping the separatist in detention.
Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, has directed both the state home department and the police chief to ensure that a comprehensive report is sent to the ministry. The state home department's report said that the orders for the release of the separatist were issued many days before the present BJP-PDP government took office. The orders were issued in light of an apex court directive on Alam's continued detention.
"The guidelines issued by the Supreme Court prohibit detention of any individual for the same offence on more than one occasion. Judgments of the Supreme Court which formed the basis for quashing Alam's detention have also been furnished in the report, which says the state law department was in the loop while ordering the release," sources said.
Home Secretary Suresh Kumar has confirmed that no separatist leader or militant is being released by the state government.