Ahsan Dar released
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Dec 25: After remaining in jail for four years, Muhammad Ahsan Dar one of the founder members of militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen was released on Tuesday.
Dar was arrested on January 4, 2009 at Sumbal in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district after police claimed that he had returned from Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) and was coordinating the activities of different militant outfits in north Kashmir.
“He was released on court orders from Central Jail Srinagar,” a senior police officer told Greater Kashmir.
“Dar was jailed for militant activities. He was arrested four years ago while he was trying to sneak into Sumbal area from his home town Pattan. Then he was chief commander of Muslim Mujahideen,” the officer said.
Dar, he said, was arrested on the charges of coordinating activities of Lashker-e-Toiba, Hizbul, Jaish-e-Muhammad and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen.
Police record maintains that Dar had parted ways with Hizbul Mujahideen following differences with the top brass of the outfit and founded Muslim Mujahideen in 1992. He, however remained close to Hizb Supremo Syed Salahuddin, who also heads the United Jihad Council – an amalgam of militant outfits active in the state.
Dar, who is in his 50s, was arrested in 1993 and released in 1999 after six years of detention.
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