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Malik, associates released on bail

Srinagar, Dec 26: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Yasin Malik and seven others including vice chairman Mushtaq Ajmal, Muhammad Hanif Dar, Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar, Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganie, Shakir Ahmad Ahangar, Fayaz Ahmad and Basharat Ahmad were Wednesday released from police custody after Additional Sessions Judge, Srinagar granted interim bail to them.

A JKLF spokesman said that Malik, who was arrested along with others on December 17, while leading a peaceful “kill us all” protest against “ongoing killing spree” in Kashmir, were bailed out by a magistrate on December 18.

“Police re-arrested them under many frivolous charges including the attempt to murder charge, presented them before a court which granted them a 7 days police remand,” the spokesman said.

He added that after the expiration of this remand, the case was heard by the additional session court Srinagar which ordered to release Malik and others from police custody on interim bail till January 17, 2019.