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Omar Abdullah released from detention after about eight months

24-03-2020

Agencies, Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir former chief minister and National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah was released on Tuesday here after spending about eight months in detention since August 5.

The detention of Omar was revoked after Public Safety Act (PSA) slapped on him was withdrawn by the J&K administration on Tuesday. “In exercise of powers conferred under Section 19(1) of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978, the government hereby revokes the detention order bearing No DMS/PSA/146/2020 issued by District Magistrate, Srinagar of Omar Abdullah with immediate effect,” an order issued Home Secretary Shaleen Kabra said.

The former chief minister was released a day after political parties, including NC MP Hasnain Masoodi and Iltija Mufti, daughter of former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, demanded the release of political detainees in view of Coronavirus scare.

 

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