Three ex-MLAs out of preventive detention

SRINAGAR:The J&K Government has released three former MLAs, who were in preventive detention since August 5, the day Union Government scrapped the J&K’s special status.

Three ex-MLAs out of preventive detention

Satya Pal Malik, J&K Governor - File photo

Srinagar, October 10

The J&K Government has released three former MLAs, who were in preventive detention since August 5, the day Union Government scrapped the J&K’s special status.

The release comes ahead of elections to the Block Development Councils. Barring the BJP, all major political parties have decided to boycott the polls.

The three former lawmakers — Noor Mohammad Sheikh, Yawar Mir and Shoaib Lone — were released late on Wednesday by the authorities.

Sheikh, a PDP leader and former MLA from Batamaloo, was lodged at Centaur View Lake Hotel, which has been turned into a subsidiary jail where over 30 politicians are lodged. According to government sources, Sheikh was released after he signed a bond under Section 107 of the CrPC for “good behaviour” and “maintaining peace”.

The two others — Mir, a former PDP MLA from Rafiabad in Baramulla, and Lone, a former Congress leader — were under house detention with restrictions on movement. — TNS

Those released

  • Noor Mohammad Sheikh is a PDP leader and former MLA from Batamaloo
  • Yawar Mir is a former PDP MLA from Rafiabad seat
  • Shoaib Lone is an ex-MLA from Sangrama, Baramulla, and ex-Congress leader

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