Suspected woman conduit of militants released
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Last Updated: Friday, July 22, 2011, 19:56
Srinagar: A local court on Friday released on bail an alleged woman conduit of militants, who was arrested after the IED attack on Sopore police station in north Kashmir Baramulla district.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Sopore granted bail to Quratul Ain on an application moved by her counsel.

On July 19, the court had sent her to seven days' police remand as the prosecution pleaded that she was deeply involved in militancy-related activities in north and central Kashmir.

Ain had visited Harwan in Srinagar and Lolab in north Kashmir Kupwara district frequently over the past one year, the prosecution had maintained.

The woman was arrested six days after militants carried out a rifle grenade attack on Sopore police station followed by an IED explosion. One policeman was killed in the incident on July 6.

Army and police have maintained that militants involved in the attack on the police station were killed in an encounter on July 15 in Lolab area.

While one of the slain militants was based in Harwan area, the other ultra was based in Lolab. Police sources claim that the woman was acting as a link between these Lashkar-e-Toiba commanders.

Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has called for a strike tomorrow in support of demand for unconditional release of the woman.

A Hurriyat spokesman, however, said they will continue with their protest.


First Published: Friday, July 22, 2011, 19:56

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