Passport Issuance To Militants Relatives Subject To Police Clearance: RPO Srinagar

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SRINAGAR: Regional Passport Officer Srinagar (RPO) Divinder Kumar on Thursday said that the condition of issuing the passport to those who have or had any relative involved in any militancy case lies on the clearance of verification from the CID of JK Police.

Kumar said that they will take up the issue with the concerned wing of the Jammu and Kashmir Police very soon.

“Passport department has a limitation that no passport can be issued without clearance from police authorities and there are special instructions from the government on that,” he said.

Kumar said his office is going to take up the issue soon with the concerned police wings of JK Police but said that currently, they are issuing the passports after clearance from the concerned police authorities.

“Whatever the issues connected to it, we will try to resolve with all available and possible options to facilitate the applicants,” RPO Srinagar added.

RPO Srinagar made these comments on the sidelines of a special camp where he handed over passports to over 700 Hajj aspirants.

Earlier, RPO for Kashmir and Ladakh had sought permission from the Central government to hold a special camp for Hajj aspirants. (KNO)

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( With inputs from : kashmirlife.net )

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