Will hear Omar Abdullah’s sister plea against his detention if he’s not released: SC to Centre

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir administration whether it is planning to release former chief minister and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah, who has been detained since the abrogation of Article 370 in August last year.

The Apex Court said Abdullah’s sister plea against his detention will be heard on merit if he is not released soon.

“If you are releasing Omar, then release him soon or we will hear his sister’s plea against his detention on merit,” the bench said.

The next hearing in the matter will be held next week.

Abdullah has been under detention since August 5 last year, when the Centre revoked the Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and divided the state into two union territories.