Islamabad 04 September 2011: The Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has expressed grave concern over the fate of his party’s Chief Organizer Muhammad Altaf Khan, who was arrested yesterday in the early hours of morning from his home in Bandipora by Rashtriya Rifles of Indian army and Kashmir police and later handed over to Special Police Task Force, fearing that since the public record of the STF was not good, they could harm the arrested leader of the People’s Freedom League.
He said Altaf Khan was ill and must be treated well and released immediately. He said the regime had given unbridled powers to local police informers even at village and Mohalla- level, and they were settling personnel scores with people to take revenge from them and collect bribes from the families of the political victims.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani further blamed the regime for trying to squeeze the JKPFL organization, whose popularity at the grass-root level had unnerved it and vested political interests; otherwise there was no reason for launching a police drive for re-arresting the party General Secretary Muhammad Rafiq Ganai, and raiding his house, who was released only last month after one year of detention. He said since corruption was rooted deep in the police-cobweb from top to bottom; therefore political workers and civilians had become an easy prey to the lust of the police men and officers.
He expressed dissatisfaction over the current state of affairs saying that a corrupt regime with a corrupt police-info system would always sabotage restoration of peace in Kashmir, so essential for the resolution of Kashmir dispute.