Saturday, 25 Jan 2020

5 more detained J and K politicians to be released on Thursday

Srinagar, Jan 16 : Five more detained Jammu and Kashmir politicians are to be released on Thursday.

The number of leaders under detention stands at 21 now.

According to sources those who being released include National Conference leader Salman Sagar, PDP leader Nizamuddin Bhat, Showkat Ganai, Altaf Kalloo and Muktiar Baba.

On December 30, five other mainstream politicians, including two MLAs, were released from detention in the MLA hostel.

A total of 35 mainstream politicians were moved from the Centaur Hotel on the banks of the Dal Lake to the MLA Hostel in November.

Three former Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have been detained since August 5 following the revocation of Article 370.

Farooq Abdullah has been detained in his house at Gupkar Road that has been declared as a sub-jail. Omar Abdullah has been detained at Hari Niwas and Mehbooba Mufti is detained at a government house on MA Road in Srinagar.

According to sources Omar Abdullah is being shifted from Hari Nivas to Government Bunglow M-4 on the Gupkar Road in Srinagar.

(IANS)