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J&K Police on Thursday obtained five days remand of Hurriyat Conference (g) Secretary General (III) and Muslim League Chairperson, Masarat Aalam, from Budgam court in a case related to “waving of Pakistani flags” during a rally last year.

Last year Masrat Aalam was released in March after spending four years in jail, triggering a political row in the state. The then ruling Peoples Democratic Party under pressure from ally BJP and the Union government re-arrested him on April 17 last year on charges of sedition and waging war against the state.

He had on April 15 allegedly raised pro-Pakistan slogans at a rally organized to welcome Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani in Srinagar where Pakistani flags were also hoisted.

Shortly after obtaining remand, police shifted him to Baramulla Jail.

Meanwhile, Police slapped Public Safety Act on Masrat Aalam’s colleague and senior Muslim League leader Molvi Sajad. A party spokesperson told CNS that Molvi Sajad of Hajin Bandipora was arrested by police last month and on Thursday police shifted him to Udhampur Jail under draconian Public Safety Act.


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