Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Yasin Malik was released on bail from the Central Jail in Srinagar on Wednesday, according to Times Now. Malik was arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police from Srinagar on Sunday. A police officer had told PTI that Malik was arrested from his residence near Lal Chowk in Srinagar. Malik had visited the residences of two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists Sabzar Ahmed Bhat and Faizan Muzaffar in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. These two terrorists were killed by security forces in an encounter in Soimoh area of Tral on Saturday, according to PTI.
Yasin Malik along with the other chairmen of both factions of the Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, had called for a two-day shutdown in the strife-torn Kashmir Valley after the deaths of these two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists and over the alleged use of “brute force” by the security forces against local protestors, PTI reported.
On Saturday, the separatist trio had also called for a march to Tral on Tuesday to pay tributes to the two terrorists. Sources have told The Indian Express that nearly 200 vehicles were stranded at Banihal on Sunday alone due to the separatist’s call for a shutdown. There were nearly 1,000 trucks and close to 150 passenger vehicles stuck near Udhampur in Jammu division. The train service from Banihal to Baramulla was also suspended on Sunday.