Srinagar, June 19: The Government today released the People’s Democratic Party leader and uncle of former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti ahead of the Prime Minister’s invitation to mainstream leaders.
Sartaj Madni, maternal uncle of PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti was released today.
On August 6, 2019, a day after Centre annulled Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution of India amid massive security and communication clampdown, Madni was detained from his residence in Anantnag.
Later, he was moved to SKICC Srinagar and placed under detention with other leaders who are now being invited to hold talks.
Subsequently, Madni, former Deputy Speaker in the erstwhile Legislative Assembly, was detained under Section 107 and 151 of CrPC.
In February 5 last year, Madni was shifted from the SKICC to a Government guest house at Gupkar.