J&K: PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti Released From Detention After Over 14 Months

J&K: PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti Released From Detention After Over 14 MonthsMehbooba Mufti, ex-CM of former state of Jammu and Kashmir. (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration on Tuesday (13 October) night released the former chief minister of the erstwhile state Mehbooba Mufti after a 14-month long detention, reports Economic Times.

Mufti, who is the president of People's Democratic Party (PDP), had been placed under detention after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution on 5-6 August last year.

First, Mufti was detained under Sections 107 and 151 of the CrPC. Later though, the detention was extended by booking her under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA). She had first been lodged at Cheshma Shahi guest house. Thereafter, she was moved to another guest house on MA Link Road before she was finally allowed to remain under detention at her residence.

It should be noted that Mufti was not the only former CM of the erstwhile state who was taken under preventive detention. Her political rivals Omar and Farooq Abdullah had also been taken into detention and released back in March earlier this year after a period of over seven months.