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PDP leader Naeem Akhter released from house detention after over month

Jahangir Sofi

Srinagar, Jun 20 (KNO): Senior People’s Democratic party leader, Naeem Akhtar, who was under house detention since May 10 after remaining under preventive detention since December 2020 at MLA hostel Srinagar, was released on Sunday after over a month.

Sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that Naeem Akhtar was released from house detention today after more than a month.

Notably, Akhter was put under house detention since May 10 after remaining under preventive custody at MLA hostel Srinagar for nearly five months since December 2020.

Akhtar was first detained in August 2019 and later booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA), and released in June last year after 10 months of detention. He was again arrested in December last year and remained under preventive custody for nearly five months.

Notably, Sartaj Madni, senior People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader and cmaternal uncle of PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, was released from detention on Saturday—(KNO)

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