The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday quashed detention of separatist leader Dr Ghulam Muhammad Hubbi.
Hubbi was arrested and lodged in police station Charari Sharief on August 24 this year for "fomenting trouble" in Budgam district and was subsequently booked under Public Safety Act on August 30. He was shifted to Kot Balwal Jammu immediately.
Quashing detention order issued by District Magistrate Budgam against Hubbi, a bench of Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar directed the government to release him immediately. "Right to personal liberty, the court said, guaranteed by Article 21 of the constitution of India. "A person cannot be deprived of his personal liberty without just and proper reason," it added. Advocate Javaid Muhammad Hubbi represented the detainee.