Ex-Deputy Mayor Freed After 8 Months

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Srinagar- Former Deputy Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Sheikh Imran on Thursday was released from the Central Jail here after 8 month detention.

Imran, who was ousted from the post of Deputy Mayor after a no-confidence motion, was released today from Central Jail and taken to a police station, news agency KNT reported. He was later set free to go home.

The former Deputy Mayor is also facing heat from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) over the illegal appropriation of the subsidy given to his company, Kehwa Square Pvt Ltd for setting up of a Controlled Atmosphere (CA) store.

Imran, was arrested along with hundreds of mainstream and pro-freedom leaders and activists after the government of India abrogated special status of Jammu and Kashmir and split the state into two Union Territories.

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