The detention of Farooq Abdullah, a three-term chief minister of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, was extended on Saturday by three months and he would proceed to stay at his residence that has been declared a sub-jail, officers mentioned.

Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah

Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah.

Abdullah, a five-time Parliamentarian, has been below detention since August 5 when the Centre abrogated particular standing of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state.

The stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) was first slapped towards him on September 17, hours earlier than the Supreme Court was to listen to a petition by MDMK chief Vaiko who claimed that the NC chief was detained illegally.

The National Conference chairman has been booked below the ‘public order’ provision of the PSA which permits that an individual could be stored contained in the jail from three to 6 months with out a trial, the officers mentioned.

(With company inputs)

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