Booked under UAPA, NC leader released on bail


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National conference leader Hilal Akbar Lone, who was booked under UAPA, was released late last night after additional session judge Baramulla granted him bail in a “hate speech” case that was registered against him by Hajin police a month ago.

An official told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that Lone, who is also the elder son of member parliament from north Kashmir and senior NC leader Mohammad Akbar Lone was released late last night.

He said Additional Session Judge Baramulla granted bail to Lone in a hate speech case that was registered against him by Hajin Police, a month ago.

Earlier, Lone was booked under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for delivering a ‘hate speech’  while addressing a public rally during District Development Council (DDC) election campaign in Hajin last year.

The official said that Lone was granted subject to the condition that he would furnish a surety bond of 2 lakh rupees and remain present during the trial. (KNO)

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