Jammu, Mar 24: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday revoked the detention of former chief minister Omar Abdullah who was booked under Public Safety Act (PSA).
“Govt issues orders revoking detention of Omar Abdullah,” said the government spokesman, Rohit Kansal on Twitter.
Abdullah’s release comes days after the Supreme Court asked the government to inform it whether it was considering to release him, or else it would hear a plea by his sister’s plea.
Omar Abdullah, Farooq Abdullah and other leaders, including another chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti, were detained on August 5 last year, the day the Centre withdrew special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Last week, Omar Abdullah’s father Farooq Abdullah was released after being in detention for several months.