Naeem released, Parra shifted to Srinagar jail

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, June 20: Senior People’s Democratic party leader, Naeem Akhtar, who was under house detention from May after remaining under preventive detention from December 2020 at MLA hostel Srinagar, was released today after over a month while party leader Waheed Parra was shifted to Central Jail Srinagar from Kot Bhalwal jail.
Naeem Akhtar was released from house detention today after more than a month. He was put under house detention since May 10 after remaining under preventive custody at MLA hostel Srinagar for nearly five months since December 2020.
Akhtar was first detained in August 2019 and later booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA), and released in June last year after 10 months of detention. He was again arrested in December last year and remained under preventive custody for nearly five months.
Notably, Sartaj Madni, senior People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader and maternal uncle of PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, was released from detention on Saturday.
And in the meantime, PDP youth president Waheed-ur-Rehmaan Parra who was shifted from Kashmir to a Jammu jail on 18th June, has been brought back to Central Jail Srinagar today.
Parra has been brought back to Central Jail Srinagar two days after he was shifted to Kot Bhalwal Jail on Friday morning.
Parra was re-arrested in January this year only three days after a special National Investigation Agency court granted him bail in a case related to the arrest of a police officer and two militants.
Parra, who contested the District Development Council (DDC) polls, was also elected from a constituency in November last year but was not allowed to take oath.