JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik taken into preventive custody

The chairman was arrested after three militants were killed in an encounter by the security forces in Anantnag district.

Published: 12th March 2018 07:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th March 2018 07:16 PM   |  A+A-

Separatist leader Mohammad Yasin Malik


SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik was today taken into preventive custody from his residence here, after three militants were killed in an encounter by the security forces in Anantnag district.

Early this morning, police cordoned off Malik's residence and arrested him, a JKLF spokesperson said.

The JKLF chairman was taken to Kothi Bagh police station.

When JKLF zonal president Noor Muhammad Kalwal went to see him at the police station, Kalwal was also arrested and lodged along with Malik, the spokesperson added.

The outfit has condemned the police action.

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