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Former Jammu & Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah arrested

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Filed on September 16, 2019 | Last updated on September 16, 2019 at 12.19 pm
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(Reuters)

Farooq Abdullah was arrested under the Public Safety Act at his residence in Srinagar.

Police say a senior pro-India politician and member of the Indian parliament has been arrested in Kashmir under a controversial law that allows authorities to imprison someone for up to two years without charge or trial.

Farooq Abdullah, 81, also the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, was arrested Monday under the Public Safety Act at his residence in Srinagar.

Muneer Khan, a top police official, says "a committee will decide how long the arrest will be."

Abdullah's residence has been declared as a subsidiary jail since August 5 when the government in New Delhi stripped Kashmir of its special status, banned all communication networks, including mobile internet, and imposed a strict security lockdown.


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