Sajad Ghani Lone released from year-long detention

Detention, Kashmir leader
Sajjad Ghani Lone

Srinagar - Kashmir party leader was a cabinet minister in PDP-BJP coalition


Published: Fri 31 Jul 2020, 10:32 PM

Last updated: Sat 1 Aug 2020, 12:43 AM

Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference (JKPC) chairman Sajad Ghani Lone was on Friday released from nearly a year-long detention, officials said.
Lone was released days ahead of the first anniversary of the Centre's move to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution in August last year, the officials said.
Lone also confirmed his release by taking to Twitter. "Finally five days short of a year I have been officially informed that I am a free man," he said in a tweet.
Lone, a former cabinet minister in the PDP-BJP coalition, was kept at makeshift jail at Centaur hotel on the banks of the famous Dal Lake along with other leaders from mainstream parties before they all were moved to MLA hostel here.
However, in February, Lone and PDP leader Waheed Parra were moved to their residences and were kept under house arrest.

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