Sajad Lone Meets Mehbooba Mufti After Her Release From 14-Month Detention

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SRINAGAR: Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Lone on Wednesday called on People’s Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti following her release from detention.

Taking to social networking site Twitter, JKPC Chairman Sajad Lone wrote: “Met  @MehboobaMufti at her residence after more than a year. So many things have changed in the intervening one year.”

In a tweet, PDP spokesman Syed Suhail Bukhari said, “@JKPC_ Chairman @sajadlone called on @jkpdp President @MehboobaMufti after her release from a Year and Half long detention.”

Earlier, National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah also visited the Mehbooba at her residence in Srinagar.

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Mehbooba was released on Tuesday two weeks after the Supreme Court asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration if the former chief minister’s detention under PSA can be extended beyond a year and, if so, “how long do you propose to extend it”. The bench had fixed the next date of hearing on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

Mehbooba Mufti was first detained under Sections 107 and 151 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and later booked under the Public Safety Act. She was lodged at Cheshma Shahi guest house and then shifted to another government guest house at MA Road Lal Chowk. Later she was then taken to her residence where she remained under house arrest.

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