‘I’m a Free Man’: Sajad Lone Released from Home Detention

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Srinagar- Nearly a year after he was detained, Peoples Conference (PC) chairman Sajad Ahmad Lone was released from home detention on Friday afternoon.

Lone confirmed his release by taking to Twitter; “Finally 5 days short of a year I have been officially informed that I am a free man. So much has changed. So have I. Jail was not a new experience. Earlier ones were harsh with usual doses of physical torture. But this was psychologically draining. Much to share hopefully soon”.

Lone, a former cabinet minister in the PDP-BJP coalition was taken into custody on August 5 last year when the Centre revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divided the erstwhile state into two union territories.

He was kept at makeshift jail at Centaur hotel on the banks of the famous Dal Lake along with other leaders from mainstream parties before they all were moved to MLA hostel here. However, in February, Lone was moved to his residence and was kept under house arrest.

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