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J&K: Six political leaders set to be released soon

‘They were detained after Aug 5, 2019’

Srinagar, Could 31: The federal government of Jammu and Kashmir could launch six political leaders who’re detained underneath the Public Security Act, sources disclosed.

Extremely positioned sources disclosed to information company—Kashmir Information Observer (KNO), that discussions are going down at totally different ranges on releasing six political leaders held at MLA hostel and a authorities lodging at Posh Gupkar highway.

“The government would soon take a call on whether to release NC general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal, former minister Naeem Akther Peerzada Mansoor Hussain, Sartaj Madni and Hilal Akbar Lone,” they mentioned, including that they had been detained after August 5 when BJP-led central authorities abrogated J&Ok’s particular place and bifurcated erstwhile state of J&Ok into two Union Territories.

After finishing six months’ detention underneath the Legal Process Code(CrPC), all of them had been detained underneath the Public Security(PSA) in February this 12 months. Earlier thus month, the federal government prolonged their PSA detention by three months which is permissible underneath the controversial legislation enacted in 1977.

After abrogation of Article 370, the federal government detained greater than 40 political leaders together with three former Chief Ministers- Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti- and different outstanding political leaders together with Sajad Gani Lone and Shah Faesal.

Whereas Farooq and Omar have been launched, Mehbooba Mufti continues to be in detention underneath PSA at her Fairview residence right here.

Sajad Lone additionally continues underneath home arrest from February 5 after he was launched from MLA hostel—(KNO)

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