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Former CMs Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah, other leaders arrested: Officials

The arrests come hours after the Centre announced the scrapping of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and also proposed bifurcation of the state

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Mehbooba Mufti
Mehbooba Mufti

Former chief ministers and Omar Abdullah, who were under house arrest since Sunday night, have been arrested, officials said on Monday.

People's Conference leaders Sajjad Lone and Imran Ansari have also been arrested, they said.

Some more arrests have been made, the officials said, without sharing details.

The arrests come hours after the Centre announced the scrapping of Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and also proposed bifurcation of the state.

First Published: Mon, August 05 2019. 20:50 IST
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