Govt Says it Spent Rs 10 Cr on Security of Separatists from 2008 to 2017

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir has disclosed the details about the group of Kashmiri separatists having a security cover provided by the state government. It provided the details of overall expenditure that was booked, the number of cops or SPOs, which are guarding them.
A five-page report suggested that the expenditure, made on the vehicles escorting them and protecting their residential houses, cost the government Rs 10.8875777 crore, so far.

Jammu and Kashmir government has spent Rs 103665824 crore on providing salaries to PSOs of various separatist leaders whereas Rs 4970805 was spent on fuel to vehicles escorting them, from 2008 to 2017.
The government disclosed that Rs. 4,44,558 is a monthly salary paid to guard personnel attached to Aga Syed Hassan Mousavi, adding that Rs.4,32,000 is being paid to six SPOs attached to Prof Abdul Gani Bhat.

Details suggest that Aga Syed Hassan Mosvi’s security cost the state government Rs 10408103, that of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Rs 26793459; of Prof Abdul Gani Bhat Rs 21453500; of Molvi Abbas Ansari Rs 10516037; of Bilal Gani Lone Rs 16571717; of Salim Geelani Rs 3470031; of Zaffar Akbar Bhat Rs 4795800; of Shahid ul Islam Rs 8147600; of Abdul Gani Shah (Kishtwar) Rs 874611; of Syed Abdul Hussain (Budgam) Rs 2521000; of Farooq Ahmad Kichloo (Kishtwar) Rs 874611; and for the security of Masroor Abbas Ansari Rs 2210160.
The reports suggest that least eight separatist leaders are provided security cover by the state police. These exclude Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mohammad Yaseen Malik. All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leaders, who have been provided security cover, include Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Bilal Lone, Molvi Abbas Ansari Abdul Gani Bhat, Shahid ul Islam, Saleem Gillani, Fazal Haq Qureshi and Syed Hassan Mousavi.

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