The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded fresh detention of Masarat Alam under Public Safety Act (PSA).
Talking to reporters, BJP chief spokesperson Sunil Sethi on Monday said that the party has taken a serious view of the release of Alam and a delegation of BJP MLAs led by state general secretary and MLA Rajiv Jasrotia called on chief minister Mufti Mohammd Sayeed and apprised him of the concern of the party in this regard.
"We have lodged a strong protest with the chief minister and expressed our deep concern over the unilateral decision (of release of Alam)," Jasrotia told reporters later.
He said that Sayeed assured them that their concerns would be addressed.
The BJP also asked Sayeed to consider re-arrest of Alam in view of the statements made by him soon after his release in Kashmir.
"BJP strongly opposes and rejects the decision to release Masarat Alam and believes that the conduct of Alam, after his release and the statements made by him and situation existing now, are fresh inputs to consider his fresh detention under PSA immediately in the interest of the security of the state," Jasrotia said.
"Alam remaining at large any more will be detrimental to the security of the state and worsen the security scenario,"
The BJP also sought immediate probe into all pending FIRs against Alam, the challans of which have not been presented, he said.