NC, ANC leader’s house arrest ends after 3 months

MAJID NABI. Dated: 11/14/2019 1:40:01 PM

No presser, public gathering allowed after release

SRINAGAR, Nov 13: Leaders of National Conference (NC) and Awami National Conference (ANC) have been left free by the police on Wednesday more than three months after their alleged detention at their residences.
Leaders which include NC Additional General Secretary, Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamal her elder sister and ANC President, Begum Khalida Shah and her son who also heads the party as Senior Vice-President, Muzaffar Ahmad Shah have been formally released after serving more than three months detention at their residences.
ANC leader, Muzaffar Shah said that their personal security guards had on Tuesday received a call from Station House Officer (SHO) police station Kothibagh who informed them about their release. However they have been asked not to hold any press conference or public gathering after their release. They have also been to inform SHO concerned in advance about any of their movement.
It may be in place to mention that leaders of NC and ANC were allegedly placed under house arrest since August 5 the day provisions of Article 370 were repealed and erstwhile state bifurcated into two Union Territories.
ANC leader, Muzaffar Shah also challenged as illegal his and other family member’s detention at High Court; however the police in its response out rightly negated his claims saying none of the leaders were either detained nor their liberty curbed.
The High Court bench headed by Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey after perusing police response dismissed the petition as unnecessary asking petitioners to seek legal remedy at an appropriate forum.
A day after their release, Dr Mustafa Kamal and Muzaffar Shah wrote a letter to SHO Kothibagh informing him that they intend to visit their relative at NCR in New Delhi whom they have not seen since their detention on August 5.

 

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