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Geelani taken into preventive custody
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March 17, 2006 13:12 IST

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

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.

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