Omar Abdullah released after 8 months of detention, shortly after Farooq’s release
Aman Kumar /Lokesh Goswami Tennews New Delhi
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was released from eight months of detention on Tuesday.
Omar’s release followed the release of his father and former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah who was released earlier on March 13.
Omar was released after charges under the Public Safety Act (PSA), slapped on him in February, were revoked.
Omar was taken into custody in August 2019 after the Centre announced the abrogation of Article 370.
He had spent 232 days in custody since the government announced the abrogation of the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The National Conference leader was initially detained under preventive custody and later charged with the Public Safety Act in February.