Srinagar:  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senior leader and former minister, Naeem Akhtar was on Thursday released from house detention.

Akhtar remained under preventive detention since August 5 last year when the government abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir State into two Union Territories.

Akhtar in a tweet said that he was informed today that he is free to move now.

“After 407 days of detention am informed that I am free to move about. Thank you rulers for small mercies while you inflict larger tragedies on our land,” Naeem tweeted.

Several leaders including the former chief ministers of J&K  were detained by the government on August 5 last year and were later released while PDP president Mehbooba Mufti continue to remain under house detention at her Gupkar residence—(KNO)

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