Srinagar, Aug 31: Police have released the father of Hizb Commander Riyaz Naikoo from the custody.
Asadullah Naikoo, was picked up by Forces in a nocturnal raid from his Beighpora Awantipora residence here in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Riyaz Naikoo alias Muhammad Bin Qasim is the Operational Commander of militant outfit Hizbul Mujhadeen.
SP Awantipora Mr Zahif Malik confirmed to news agency CNS that the father of Riyaz Naikoo has been released. “Police had not arrested him. He was brought here only for questioning,” Malik said.