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Militants release three policemen, eight kin from captivity

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Srinagar:The abducted relatives of policemen were released unharmed by militants in the Kashmir Valley on Friday after the police freed the father of the Hizbul Mujahideen operational commander.

Those released by militants include Irfan Gulzar of Rahomo Pulwama, a Sub-Inspector of police, Javeed Ahmad Dar (SPO at DPL Pulwama), Constable Shabir Ahmad Zargar of Kangan Pulwama, Adnan Ashraf Shah of Shopian (nephew of a DSP), Faizan Bashir Makroo of Kharpora Arwani, whose two uncles are in police, Zubair Ahmad Bhat of Arwani whose two brothers are working in the police, Ghulam Mohd Dar of Kangan Pulwama, whose two sons are in police, Arif Hussain Shanker of Arwani whose brother is working in police department, Asif Rafiq son of a policeman, Nasir Ahmad, also son of a policeman and Yasir Arfat Bhat son of Sub-Inspector of Police of Wathoo Shopian.

The militants also released separate videos of all the eleven persons in which they are seen appealing Director General of police S P Vaid not to harass families of the militants.

“Otherwise provide security to us,” Irfan Gulzar, a Sub-Inspector with police, is heard urging the DGP.

The father of Riyaz Naikoo and over a dozen relatives of the militants were arrested by the police during night raids on Wednesday.