Local admin in J&K to decide on release of detained political leaders: Shah

Amit Shah
According to Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, the Bill aims to provide protection to the persecuted minorities in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Photo: PTI

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday (December 10) said a decision on releasing detained political leaders, including three former chief ministers, in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken by the local administration and the central government will not interfere in the matter.

The minister’s statement came after Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury asked the government when political leaders, including sitting member and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah, would be released.

“There is no need to keep anyone (leaders) in jail even for a day more than that is required. As and when the local administration feels the time is appropriate, they will be released. There will be no interference from our side,” Shah said.