Former militant to marry Kashmir bureaucrat

After spending nearly 16 years in jail on militancy-related charges including killing of several Kashmiri Pandits, a former militant is all set to marry a bureaucrat next week.

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2011, 18:52 PM IST

Srinagar: After spending nearly 16 years
in jail on militancy-related charges including killing of
several Kashmiri Pandits, a former militant is all set to
marry a bureaucrat next week.

Farooq Ahmad Dar alias Bitta Karatay, now a leader of a
faction of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), will
exchange wedding vows with Kashmir Administrative Service
(KAS) officer Assabah Arjumand Khan on November 1.

"Yes, we are getting married," Karatey said, adding
the two knew each other and decided to get married.

Karatey was a front-ranking commander of the JKLF in the
early stages of militancy.

He was arrested in 1990 on charges of several militancy
related crimes, including killings of Kashmiri Pandits, and
was released on bail by a TADA court in 2006 after spending 16
years in prison.

Khan, who qualified the KAS examination in 2009, is
currently posted as a trainee in the General Administrative
Department.

PTI