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J&K forms committee for case-by-case review of ‘detained’ politicians

Last Updated on August 12, 2021 at 6:27 pm

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that a high-level Committee headed by Home Secretary Shaleen Kabra has been formed to check the cases of political persons.

As per reports, People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) has always said that after the June 24 meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi no further progress has been made.

Manoj Sinha in an interview to a news channel said that there are two categories of detention, one the political persons and other those booked under certain laws like CrPC, IPC, for terror funding or militancy. He further said that those booked under laws can’t be released but despite this a committee has been formed on the instructions of the home minister and the principal secretary (home) is heading the committee and will look into the matter on a case-by-case basis.

Sinha said that he has been regularly meeting the PM on Jammu and Kashmir matters. “Whenever I meet him, he asks whether a certain highway has been built, a certain tunnel is ready and funds meant for the District Development Councils (DDCs) have been transferred” and added that J&K is very close to the Prime Minister’s heart.

Sinha said that in the next two or three years there will be peace, development, and democracy.
Declaring that anti-national activity will not be allowed, he, however, said that honour and dignity of the common people were never attacked and nor will it ever happen.

On corruption, the Lieutenant Governor said it has not only been reduced but stopped.

Regarding a question on restoration of statehood and conduct of Assembly elections in J&K the Lieutenant Governor said that nobody is saying that the State will not be forced. Statehood will be restored at an appropriate time as said by both the PM and Home Minister.