Sister, daughter of National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah released

Abdullah's sister Suraiya, his daughter Safiya and 11 other women furnished a personal bond of Rs 10,000 and surety of Rs 40,000 each under section 107 of criminal procedure code.

Published: 16th October 2019 10:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th October 2019 09:26 AM   |  A+A-

Farooq Abdullah

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah (File |AFP)

Express News Service

SRINAGAR: After being lodged in Central Jail, Srinagar, for 24 hours, 13 women including incarcerated former chief minister Farooq Abdullah’s daughter and sister, were released by J&K government authorities on Wednesday after signing the ‘surety bond’ of good behaviour.

A police officer told this newspaper that the magistrate had released all the 13 women who were detained by police after they staged a protest demonstration in city centre Lal Chowk on Tuesday against scrapping of Article 370 by the Centre on August 5. He said the detained women, who included Suraiya Abdullah and Safia Abdullah, sister and daughter, respectively, of Farooq Abdullah were released after they signed the bond. 

The 13 women, who also included some former academicians, were lodged in Central Jail immediately after their detention on directions of magistrate.

A group of women led by Suraiya and Safia had staged the protest demonstration at Maulana Azad Road, Srinagar against scrapping of Article 370 and detention of political leaders by the government.

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