Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik was arrested from his uptown Maisuma residence in Srinagar around midnight.(PTI)
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik was arrested from his uptown Maisuma residence in Srinagar around midnight.(PTI)

Top separatist leader Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar ahead of NIA protest

Separatists Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Malik had said they would hold a protest outside NIA headquarters in New Delhi on September 9 and also court arrest.
Indo Asian News Service, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2017 10:12 AM IST

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik was arrested on Saturday ahead of the proposed separatist protest at the NIA headquarters in Delhi.

The JKLF sources said the police arrested Malik from his uptown Maisuma residence in Srinagar around midnight. “We don’t know where he has been lodged.”

Malik was released from Srinagar central jail on Friday.

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of separatists comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Malik had announced that they would hold a protest outside the NIA headquarters in New Delhi on September 9 and also court arrest.

Umer Farooq and Geelani continued to be under house arrest in Srinagar on Saturday.

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