Kashmiri Separatist Masarat Alam Re-arrested in Jammu

Hardline Kashmiri separatist Masarat Alam was today re-arrested by police in Jammu jail premises after authorities released him following the Jammu and Kashmir High Court’s order.

Kashmiri Separatist Masarat Alam Re-arrested in JammuHis Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League condemned his re-arrest and alleged he was taken to some unknown destination.

“After Jammu jail authorities freed Masarat Alam following the court orders, a police party however, rearrested him and took him away to some unknown destination,” said a party spokesman.

The separatist, who was arrested on April 17 for waving Pakistani flags in a separatist rally in Srinagar, was shifted to Jammu province’s Kot Balwal jail after being booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) on April 23.

His detention order was quashed by the high court on August 21 on a petition seeking his release.

The separatist, who is considered to be a close aide of Syed Ali Geelani, spearheaded the 2010 summer agitation in Kashmir Valley.

A huge controversy had erupted after Mufti Muhammad Sayeed government released him on March 9 this year, just days after taking reins of the Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government in the state.

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