Safapora political activist detained during public hearing released: SSP Ganderbal
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SRINAGAR: Sajad Rashid Sofi a political activist of Safapora area of Ganderbal district arrested after a heated exchange of words with an IAS officer last week was on Wednesday released after getting bail from a local court.
Confirming his release SSP Ganderbal Suhail Munawar told KNS that Sajad has been released.
Locals had alleged that Sajad was booked for saying that he has more expectations from a Kashmiri than a non-Kashmiri officer at a meeting on June 10.
It may be recalled here that Sajad Rashid Sofi had made the comments while addressing Baseer Khan the advisor to Lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha, in presence of an IAS officer.
Locals said Sofi, a social activist, accompanied a delegation to meet Khan on June 10 to present their demands related to developmental work in the area. Locals accompanying Sofi had said that he talked to Khan in Kashmiri in presence of the IAS officer and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Suhail Munawar Mir. “He told Khan that we have more expectations from you being a Kashmiri and can grab your collar which we cannot do to a non-Kashmiri” claim the locals who did not want to be named.
However Khan, according to locals, had told Sajad “What are you saying, we are all Indians.”, claim the locals.