Malik released from month long captivity

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yaseen Malik was released from more than a month long house captivity on Monday.

Malik was put under house arrest immediately after his return from Pakistan on March 10.

The JKLF chief returned from Pakistan via Delhi. However, he was taken in a police jeep from Srinagar airport to his Maisuma house, where he was put under house arrest.

A spokesman of the front said police personnel deployed outside his Maisuma residence were withdrawn today and he was informed that he has been released.

Malik had also filed a case in the High Court against his continued house arrest, The spokesman said Malik will be addressing a news conference here on Tuesday.

Meanwhile Chairman of moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was also released recently from house arrest after about two months when he filed a case against his detention in the High Court.

However, there was no relief for Geelani who remained under house arrest since first week of March.

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