J&K: Return of militants being worked out

J&K police said that out of 700 applications filed by relatives of Kashmiri militants to facilitate their return, 145 have been worked out.

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday
said that out of 700 applications filed by relatives and
parents of Kashmiri militants to facilitate their return to
the state, 145 have been worked out.

"Till now 700 applications have been received and of those
145 have been worked out and others are in process," Director
General of Police (DGP) Kuldeep Khoda said.
He was talking to reporters after inaugurating Amar Jawan
Jyoti at Police Martyr`s Memorial here.

The applications were filed in Rajouri, Doda, Kupwara,
Baramulla, Kishtwar, Shopian and Bandipora districts.

The return and rehabilitation policy of the state
government aims at facilitating the return of ex-militants who
belong to Jammu and Kashmir and had crossed over to PoK for
training in use of arms and explosives but had later given up
terror activities due to change of heart and were willing to
return to the state.

On the issue of mass grave in Poonch district, Khoda
said, "These graveyards, let me tell you, are in the area
where there is habitation, and the buried include militants,
and people died of natural causes.

"If anybody has any particular complaint then definitely
we will look into it," he said.
To a question about the presence of Indian Mujahideen (IM)
in the state, the DGP ruled it out.

Referring to HuJI`s e-mail sent from Kishtwar owning
responsibility for the Delhi High Court blast, Khoda said,
"National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the
case, has taken the arrested persons to Delhi for further


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