Former Jammu and Kashmri CM Omar Abdullah will be released from detention after 7 months. He was detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA).
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered former CM Omar Abdullah to be freed from detention after seven months. Two weeks ago his father Farooq Abdullah was also released from detention.
The Jammu and Kashmir government has issued an order to release Omar Abdullah who was kept in detention since August 5 when the Centre abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.
Omar Abdullah was booked under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA). According to PTI, officials have said PSA against Omar Abdullah will also be revoked.
Omar Abdullah has spent 232 days in custody since the government announced abrogation of the special status of the erstwhile state last year.
The National Conference leader was initially detained under preventive custody and later slapped with the PSA on February 5.
Former CM and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is also under detention since August 5 when both Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah were also detained.
Hearing a plea filed by his sister Sara Abdullah Pilot, the Supreme Court had asked the Centre to come clear on Omar Abdullah’s release.
The court had said if there is no clarity on the release they will be forced to hear the petition filed by Sara Abdullah.
On March 5, the SC had said that it will hear, after Holi break, the petition filed by Sara Pilot, challenging her brother’s detention under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA), 1978.
Source: India Today