Jammu and Kashmir administration withdraws security of 5 separatist leaders
New Delhi : The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday withdrew security of five separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, said officials.
The security cover for Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Lone, Hashim Qureshi and Shabir Shah has been withdrawn, but there is no mention of pro-Pakistani leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in the order.
As mentioned in the order, all security and vehicles provided to the separatists will stand withdrawn by Sunday evening. Any kind of security cover, provided by the government, will also be withdrawn.
Police will review if there are any other separatists who have security or facilities which will be withdrawn immediately, the officials said.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, during his visit to Srinagar on Friday, had said security given to people getting funds from Pakistan and its snooping agency ISI should be reviewed.
"Some elements in Jammu and Kashmir have links with the ISI and terrorist organisations. Their security should be reviewed," he had said after reviewing security in the aftermath of dastardly terror attack in South Kashmir's Pulwama district.