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PDP leader Naeem Akhtar released from house detention

A close aide of PDP chief and former CM Mehbooba Mufti, Akhtar was arrested on August 5, 2019, when the Centre scrapped special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union territories.

By: Express News Service | Srinagar |
Updated: September 18, 2020 2:02:44 am
Akhtar was initially held at Centaur hotel on the banks of Dal Lake but was shifted to a government guest house on Gupkar road.

PDP leader and former minister Naeem Akhtar has been released from house detention.

“After 407 days of detention am informed that I am free to move about. Thank you rulers for small mercies while you inflict larger tragedies on our land,” Akhtar tweeted on Thursday.

A close aide of PDP chief and former CM Mehbooba Mufti, Akhtar was arrested on August 5, 2019, when the Centre scrapped special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union territories. While he was first detained under preventive custody, he was subsequently booked under the Public Safety Act in February this year. Akhtar was released in June this year, but was not allowed to move out of his house.

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