NEW DELHI: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti‘s detention under the Public Safety Act was on Friday extended by three months.
The PDP chief was initially detained on August 5 last year when the Centre abrogated special status of the erstwhile state and bifurcated it into two Union territories — Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir.
According to an order issued by the home department, Mufti will continue to remain under detention for another three months at her official residence at Fairview Bungalow, which has been declared a subsidiary jail.
The current detention order of the former chief minister was expiring on August 5 this year.
After eight months in detention at two government facilities that were designated as sub-jails, Mufti was shifted to her home on April 7 as a partial relief to her.
Initially, she was taken into preventive custody. Later on February 5 this year, she was slapped with the PSA along with Omar Abdullah, who was released in March.
Earlier today, the Jammu and Kashmir administration released Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Gani Lone from nearly a year-long detention.
The JKPC chairman was moved to his residence here in February this year and placed under house arrest.