Jammu and Kashmir government gives approval to withdrawing cases against first-time stone pelters

The Jammu and Kashmir government said that it has approved the withdrawal of cases registered against first-time offenders during the period 2008-2017.

PTI February 06, 2018 19:27:49 IST
Jammu and Kashmir government gives approval to withdrawing cases against first-time stone pelters

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government said that it has approved the withdrawal of cases registered against first-time offenders during the period 2008-2017.

Replying to a question of National Conference member Showkat Hussain Ganaie in the Legislative Council, Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura informed that the approval for withdrawal of cases registered against the offenders were on the basis of recommendations of a committee constituted by the government.

He said that these include 61 FIRs involving 530 people of Shopian.

The minister informed that 4,066 FIRs were registered against 14,208 stone-pelters during the last three years in the Valley.

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