34 detainees shifted to Srinagar MLA hostel

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18th November, 2019 12:44:18 printer

34 detainees shifted to Srinagar MLA hostel


As many as 34 political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, who were under detention at a Srinagar hotel since the Centre nullified Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcated the state into Union territories on August 5, were shifted to a government accommodation MLA hostel at Lal Chowk of Srinagar on Sunday, officials said, reports Hindustan Times.

Ali M Sagar, a National Conference leader; Shah Faesal, a bureaucrat-turned-politician and convenor of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Movement; and Sajad Lone, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples’ Conference leader, among others, were transferred to an MLA hostel on MA Road, Srinagar.

“All the 34 leaders have been shifted to MLA hostel,” a senior officer said on condition of anonymity.

Earlier on Friday, former J&K chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti, who was also under detention since August 5, was shifted to a guest house of the Estates Department, which is better equipped to beat the winter after the recent spell of rain and snowfall in Kashmir, officials said. Mufti was lodged in a hut at Chesma Shahi.