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Geelani taken into preventive custody

Geelani and four of his associates were taken into custody by the police at Mirgund.

india Updated: Mar 17, 2006 12:44 IST

Chairman of the hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, was on Friday taken into preventive custody in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Geelani and four of his associates were taken into custody by the police at Mirgund as he was heading towards Baramulla to address Friday prayers and a public meeting, the sources said.

First Published: Mar 17, 2006 12:44 IST