Srinagar: The Central Government has agreed to release Mian Abdul Qayoom, Live Law reported.
The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the advocate and President of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association will be released from detention immediately.
Based on the submission by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the Centre, the court allowed his release, subject to the condition that Qayoom will remain in Delhi and not go to Kashmir till August 7 and that he will also not issue any statement.
Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for Qayoom, sought for his release tomorrow so that his family could receive him. The Solicitor General agreed to this suggestion.
On Monday, the SG had told the Court that his detention, which is set to expire on August 6, will not be extended further. Qayoom had been under detention since August 5 last year following the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and is currently lodged in Tihar jail, Delhi.
With inputs from Live Law
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