Masrat Alam released

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Mar 7: Government today ordered release of Muslim League president, Masrat Alam Bhat, who was accused of spearheading 2010 summer unrest in Kashmir in which over 112 people were killed in alleged police firing.
Masrat was arrested on October 18, 2010 from Srinagar for spearheading the 2010 summer agitation in Kashmir in which 112 youth were killed in alleged police firing.
A senior police officer said that earlier in the day Deputy Commissioner Jammu cancelled the detention order of Masrat Alam.
Masrat was lodged in district jail Baramulla under a case registered in a Jammu Police Station against him.
Masrat was released from Baramulla Jail and was taken by police to Srinagar where he will be handed over to his family by tomorrow morning.
Masrat was detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) six times since his arrest in 2010 and every time the Jammu and Kashmir High Court quashed his detention under PSA but he was not released. He was re-arrested every time.

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