Srinagar: Hilal Akber Lone, National Conference leader has been charged under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA).
Hilal who is a son of Parliament member and senior NC leader Mohammad Akbar Lone was detained on 5 August, 2019, during the lockdown against the mainstream leaders in the wake of the revocation of J-K’s special status.
After Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and other mainstream leaders Hilal became the eighth mainstream leader to be charged under this act.
However, two National Confrence leaders, Mubarak Gul and political advisor to Omar Abdullah, Tanvir Sadiq, were released from the MLA hostel and shifted to their residences. Only eight leaders now remain detained in the MLA Hostel, including Shah Faesal.