Sagar, Madni shifted from MLA hostel to Gupkar


National Conference General Secretary Ali Mohammed Sagar and senior Peoples Democratic Party Leader Sartaj Madni have been shifted from MLA hostel to the Gupkar road on Thursday six months after they were detained following the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.

Ali Mohammad Sagar and Sartaj Madni

Sources said that the Sagar and Madni were shifted from the MLA hostel to a government building M5 on the highly secure Gupkar road, which has been designated as a sub-jail where they will remain under detention.

Madni is a maternal uncle of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.

Several leaders in Kashmir are under detention since the government abrogated the erstwhile state’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution on August 5.The state was also bifurcated into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. These include three chief ministers — Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti.

Farooq Abdullah has been detained in his home at the Gupkar road in Srinagar, which has been designated as the sub-jail.

Omar Abdullah is detained at Hari Niwas and Mehbooba Mufti has been kept in a government building on the Maulana Azad residency road.

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 last year.

A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana had ordered the Union Territory administration to review all curbs that have been in place since August 5 in Jammu and Kashmir.


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