PDP's Naeem Akhter released from house detention

Earlier, Akhter was under preventive detention since December 2020 at MLA hostel Srinagar.
PDP's Naeem Akhter released from house detention
File photo of Naeem Akhtar

Srinagar, Jun 20: Senior People's Democratic party leader, Naeem Akhtar, who was under house detention since May 10, was released on Sunday after over a month.

Earlier, Akhter was under preventive detention since December 2020 at MLA hostel Srinagar.

News agency KNO quoted sources confirming Akhter’s release.

Notably, Akhter was 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.

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

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