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Jammu and Kashmir: Police release Hizbul commander’s father

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday released the father of a Hizbul Mujahideen commander they had arrested two days back. Assadullah Naikoo, father of the Hizbul Operational Commander Riyaz Naikoo, was arrested in Pulwama district. In vengeance, militants in south Kashmir abducted 11 relatives of policemen. Hizbul commander Riyaz Naikoo said in a statement released on social media on Friday that the police had compelled the militants to act against families because the police had arrested a non-combatant relative of a militant.