Former minister and senior People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Naeem Akhtar was on Monday afternoon released from detention after nearly five months.
News agency while confirming the development, however, reported that Akhtar has been placed under house arrest soon after his release.
Akhter, as per PDP spokesman, Najam-u-Saqib, was handed over to Police Station Saddar today following which he was shifted to his residence in Humhama area in Srinagar outskirts. “He has now been put under house detention,” Saqib said.
Akhter was detained on 21 December, 2020 and was lodged at MLA hostel in Srinagar.
He was earlier placed under detention on August 05, 2019 and was released nearly after ten months in 2020. ( KNO )