Govt revokes detention order of Omar Abdullah

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Srinagar: Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah has been released after over seven months of being in detention.

The National Conference leader was detained in August following the centre’s decision to revoke Article 370 in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. He was later booked under public safety act.

“Govt issues orders revoking detention of Shri Omar Abdullah,” government spokesman Rohit Kansal tweeted.

The order of revocation comes less than a week after Supreme Court asked the government of India to inform if it is planning to release Omar from detention.

On 10 February, Omar’s sister moved the top Court challenging his detention under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

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