Srinagar: Police on Saturday evening rearrested resistance leader Masarat Alam from Jammu without assigning any reason, his party said.
Alam had just been released from Kotbalwal jail, when a posse of J&K Police arrived and whisked away the 48-year-old.
“The family members of Masarat Alam submitted the court’s order quashing his detention to the jail authorities and he was released from the jail at 4:30 PM,” a spokesperson of the Muslim League told Kashmir Reader. “But unknown policemen stopped Alam and whisked him away to an unknown place.”
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court had on October 26 quashed the 35th detention order of Masarat Alam under Public Safety Act (PSA).
Alam is chief of Muslim League, which is a constituent of Syed Ali Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference.
A bench of Justice Alok Aradhe at the High Court had quashed the PSA detention order, saying, “From the perusal of the order of detention, it is evident that the detenue has not been apprised of his right to make a representation to the detaining authority.”
Alam was first arrested in June 1990. So far, he has spent more than 18 years behind jails across J&K and India.