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Court quashes Hurriyat leader's detention
May 27, 2008 16:00 IST
Masarat was arrested in April last year after he and other leaders of different Hurriyat constituents participated in a public meeting addressed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani. Masarat was later booked under Section 13 of the PSA for a period of one year. However, he was again booked under the PSA despite court orders for his release.
The Hurriyat leader later challenged his detention in the court. Justice Hakeem Imtiyaz Hussain, after hearing the arguments from both the sides, observed that Masarat's detention order was questionable and directed the state government to release him provided he was not required in any other case.