Srinagar, March 13: Government of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday revoked the detention of former chief minister and Lok Sabha MP Dr Farooq Abdullah after seven months.
“In exercise of powers conferred under Section 19(1) of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978, the government hereby revokes the detention order bearing No. DMS/PSA/120/2019 issued by District Magistrate, Srinagar dated 15-09-2019 issued by District Magistrate, Srinagar, extended for a period of three months vide government order number Home/PB-V/340 of 2019 dated 13-12-2019 and then extended for a further period of three months of Dr. Farooq Abdullah, son of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah with immediate effect,” reads an order issued by Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary to Government. Farooq Abdullah, who is also a National Conference leader, was placed under detention along with other leaders including his son Omar Abdullah on August 5 last year, when the government ended special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and imposed restrictions. (GNS)