Sajad Gani Lone
Sajad Gani Lone

SRINAGAR — Authorities on Friday released People’s Conference chairman Sajjad Gani Lone, who was under “preventive detention” since August 05, 2019.

PC in a tweet said, “J&K Peoples Conference Chairman Mr. Sajad Gani Lone has been officially released after completing 360 days in detention.”

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Lone, meanwhile, also took to micro-blogging site Twitter and said, “Finally 5 days short of a year I have been officially informed that I am a free man. So much has changed. So have I. Jail was not a new experience. Earlier ones were harsh with usual doses of physical torture. But this was psychologically draining. Much to share hopefully soon.”

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However, reliable sources said that other incarcerated mainstream politicians will also be released ahead of Eid ul Adha.

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