Omar Abdullah released
Srinagar: As the world is grappling with coronavirus scare and Jammu and Kashmir being put under a lockdown, the administration announced release of National Conference (NC) leader and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, by revoking his detention under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).
Omar Abdullah, was put under detention soon after the union government scrapped the special status of the erstwhile state on August 5, last year.
He was subsequently booked under the PSA. Omar was detained at Hari Niwas located on the Gupkar road.
“Govt issues orders revoking detention of Shri Omar Abdullah,” government spokesman Rohit Kansal tweeted.
The order of revocation comes less than a week after Supreme Court asked the government of India to inform if it is planning to release Omar from detention.