J&K Admn ‘frees’ political leaders from ‘house arrest’ in Jammu
Jammu & Kashmir

J&K Admn ‘frees’ political leaders from ‘house arrest’ in Jammu

Agency News

Jammu, Oct 2 : Jammu and Kashmir Administration on Wednesday freed all Jammu based political leaders from the “house arrest” almost two months after they were detained on August 5 when Article 370 was revoked.

Official sources here said that Jammu and Kashmir administration has ended house arrest of almost all political leaders from Jammu including of National Conference (NC), Congress and Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) in Jammu and they have been freed from their detention.

The political leaders were placed under preventive detention since August 5 after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and the state was bifurcated into two Union Territories.

NC leaders Devender Singh Rana and S S Salathia, Raman Bhalla of Congress and Harshdev Singh of JKNPP are some of the prominent leaders who are no longer under house arrest.

The fresh development comes almost two months after they were detained in view of Block Development Council polls announced by the government.

Union Minister Jitendra Singh had recently said that no politician in Jammu and Kashmir will be detained beyond 18 months and asserted that they are not under arrest, but are living as “house guests”.

However, prominent leaders in Kashmir including National Conference’s Omar Abdullah and Farooq Abdullah, PDP’s Mehbooba Mufti, J&K People’s Conference’s Sajjad Gani Lone and many others are continued to remain under house arrest.(UNI)