SRINAGAR — Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Nayeem Akthar who was detained at MLA Hostel in Srinagar was handed over to Police Station Sadar on Monday.
Sources said that he will be shifted to his Humhama residence where he will be placed under house arrest.
They added that Akhtar has been shifted from MLA Hostel to his home on medical grounds. Last time, he was reportedly found unconscious at the hostel after which he was shifted to hospital for treatment.
The senior leader is a close aide of PDP president Mehbooba Mufti. He was first detained in August 2019 and later booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA), and released in June last year after 10 months of detention.
He was again arrested in December last year just ahead of counting of votes for the District Development Council (DDC) elections and lodged in a government building (MLA Hostel) declared as a sub-jail. (KNT)