STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

PDP leader Naeem Akhtar released from house detention

The PDP leader was put under house arrest on May 10 after his release from a five-month preventive detention.

Published: 20th June 2021 11:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2021 11:57 PM   |  A+A-

Senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar

Senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar. (File Photo)

By PTI

SRINAGAR: PDP leader Naeem Akhtar was Sunday released from house detention after over a month, officials said here.

This comes amid hectic political consultations in Jammu and Kashmir within mainstream regional parties, including the PDP and National Conference (NC), over an all-party meeting to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 24.

"Akhtar has been released from house detention," an official said.

The PDP leader was put under house arrest on May 10 after his release from a five-month preventive detention during which he was lodged at the MLA Hostel here.

Several leaders of the PDP, including Akhtar and Sartaj Madni, and those of NC were taken into preventive custody on December 21 last year -- a day ahead of the counting of votes for the District Development Council elections.

ALSO READ: After Centre's invitation to Mehbooba for talks, PDP leader released from detention

Akhtar was first detained in August 2019 and later booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

He was released in June 2020 after 10 months of detention, but was again taken into custody in December last year.

Madni, who is also the uncle of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, was released from the preventive detention on Saturday.

The PDP on Sunday authorised Mehbooba to take a decision on the invitation for the June 24 talks.

The issue will also be discussed in the meeting of the PAGD -- of which the NC as well as the PDP are a part of -- on Tuesday here.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp