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Ex-J&K CMs Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah booked under Public Safety Act

Their six-month preventive custody was ending on Thursday

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Omar Abdullah, Omar, Kashmir
FILE PHOTO: Omar Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers and Omar Abdullah, besides two political stalwarts from NC and its arch-rival PDP were booked under the stringent by the administration on Thursday, officials said here.

A magistrate accompanied by police served the order to Mufti at the bungalow where she has been detained, the officials said. Abdullah was also booked under the PSA, they said.

Conference general secretary and former minister Ali Mohammed Sagar, who wields a support base in downtown city, was served with a PSA notice public order by the authorities.

Similarly, senior PDP leader Sartaj Madani was booked under the PSA. Madani is the maternal uncle of former chief minister

Both Sagar and Madani were detained in the aftermath of August 5 crackdown by the Centre on politicians following abrogation of special status of the erstwhile state, besides its bifurcation into two union territories.

Their six-month preventive custody was ending on Thursday.

Earlier, the officials had said that former NC legislator Bashir Ahmed Veeri was also booked under the PSA but later it turned out that he had been released.

First Published: Thu, February 06 2020. 22:08 IST
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