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Faesal, Madani, Mansoor ‘informally’ asked not to move out of their residences

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Srinagar : IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal and two PDP members, including the maternal uncle of former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, who were released from detention under the PSA earlier this week have been “informally” told not to move out of their houses, informed sources said.

The three were shifted to their official residences on Wednesday after they were released following revocation of the controversial Public Safety Act (PSA) against them by the Home department of the union territory.

However, they were conveyed informally that they should not step out of their homes and a police guard has also been posted outside, the sources said.

When contacted, Sartaj Madani, uncle of Mehbooba Mufti, told PTI that he was not sure whether he had been kept under house arrest but added that he was not allowed to go to his native village in Bijbehara of south Kashmir.

“I was told that I cannot go without assigning any reason,” he said.

Efforts to seek a reaction from Peer Mansoor, political advisor during the tenure of Mehbooba Mufti as chief minister, and Faesal, a 2010 batch IAS officer did not fructify as their phones were not reachable.

Sajad Lone: 10 months in detention and counting

Srinagar: Peoples Conference (PC) chairman and former minister, Sajad Gani Lone today completed 10 months in detention.

He was arrested following government of India’s decision of doing away with special status of Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019.

He was first detained at SKICC and then at MLA Hostel. Though, officially, he was released from MLA Hostel, he was put under house arrest.

PC leader and Srinagar Mayor, Junaid Azam Mattu tweeted:

“Our party Chairman @sajadlone Sahab completes ten months in detention today.

First interned at SKICC and then MLA Hostel, he is now under strict house detention. The entire rank and file of the party is proud of his resolve and integrity”.

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