Syed Geelani, Yasin Malik among separatist leaders taken in preventive custody ahead of protests at NIA headquarters

Authorities on Saturday foiled the plans of separatist leaders to hold a protest outside the NIA headquarters

PTI September 09, 2017 15:06:21 IST
Syed Geelani, Yasin Malik among separatist leaders taken in preventive custody ahead of protests at NIA headquarters

Srinagar: Authorities on Saturday foiled the plans of separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik to hold a protest outside the NIA headquarters in Delhi by taking them in preventive custody.

Syed Geelani Yasin Malik among separatist leaders taken in preventive custody ahead of protests at NIA headquarters

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While Mirwaiz and Geelani have been placed under house arrest, Malik was arrested from his Maisuma residence here late Friday night and lodged at the Kothibagh police station before being moved to Central Jail, a police official said.

He said Malik, who was arrested on Thursday and shifted to the Central jail, was released on Friday morning.

The separatist trio had announced on Wednesday their plans to visit Delhi today for holding a sit-in outside the NIA headquarters and court arrest against what they termed as vilification of Kashmiri people by the investigating agency.

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