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Geelani arrested in J&K's Poonch district

Chairman of the breakaway faction of Hurriyat Conference was scheduled to address a congregation.

india Updated: Jun 07, 2006 14:08 IST

Chairman of the breakaway faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani was on Wednesday taken into preventive custody as he was heading towards Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir to address gathering, official sources said.

Geelani, who was scheduled to address a congregation at Mandi, Surankote and Mendhar towns, was taken into custody in the outskirts of Poonch town, they said.

The firebrand separatist leader arrived in Jammu on June 1 on a weeklong visit to border districts of Rajouri and Poonch.

He was taken to the police station and would be released in the evening, sources said.