Hours after PDP president Mehbooba Mufti received an invitation from the Centre for talks with Jammu and Kashmir’s regional political parties, her uncle and senior leader of the party, Sartaj Madni was on Saturday released from six-month-long detention.
Officials said Madni, who was under preventive detention at the MLA hostel here, was released on Saturday afternoon.
They said a team of Anantnag police is on its way to Srinagar to take him home.
“The police team will hand him over to his family in the South Kashmir district,” the officials added.
The release of Madni comes hours after Mufti received an invitation from the Centre for talks with the Union territory’s regional political parties.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to chair a meeting with all political parties from Jammu and Kashmir on June 24 as part of the Centre’s initiatives to bolster political processes, including holding assembly elections.