Published On: Tue, Mar 24th, 2020

Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah released after seven months

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has revoked the Public Safety Act (PSA) of former chief minister Omar Abdullah and ended his detention on Tuesday more than seven months after he and two other former chief ministers – Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were detained ahead of the revocation of Article 370 on August 5 2019.

The order comes just a day before the hearing in the apex court

“Government issues orders revoking detention of Shri Omar Abdullah,” Government Spokesperson Rohit Kansal tweeted.

The order comes just a day before the hearing in the apex court.

Omar was among 50 odd politicians who were kept under ‘preventive detention’ after the revocation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories (UTs) on August 5, 2019.

He and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti were slapped with PSA on February 7 after being detained under preventive detention since August 5, 2019.

PSA was slapped on former chief minister Farooq Abdullah on September 16, 2019, after 42 days of preventive detention.

Meanwhile, Apni Party leader Atlaf Bukari has welcomed the release of Omar Abdullah and demanded the release of Mehbooba Mufti and all other political detainees.

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