Omar Abdullah arrested to be transferred from Hari Nivas

SRINAGAR: former chief minister of the former state of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah He will be transferred to a house near his official residence, 163 days after he was taken into preventive custody after the repeal of the provisions of Article 370, authorities said Wednesday.

Omar, currently detained in Hari Nivas, is likely to be transferred Thursday as the administration plans to use Hari Nivas to accommodate a ministerial delegation from the Center that will visit the Valley soon, they said.

A team of Union ministers, including railroad minister Piyush Goyal, law minister and state minister G Kishan Reddy, will soon travel to the Valley to educate people about the development activities that have taken place after of the abrogation of the special state of the state and its division into two territories of the union.

The house where he will move to Omar is very close to his official residence and is being prepared as he is a Special Services Group (SSG) protégé, officials said.

Along with his father and another former Prime Minister Mufti, Omar was among hundreds of political, social, lawyers and businessmen arrested after the center repealed article 370 on August 5 and divided the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories : Ladakh and Jammu. and Kashmir

Omar, Mehbooba and other politicians were arrested under article 107 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which allows authorities and an executive magistrate to place anyone in preventive custody for a period of six months if they receive information that the person commits a violation of peace or disturb the tranquility of the public.

Farooq Abdullah is the only dominant politician against whom the strict Public Security Law (PSA) was slapped on September 17 for a period of three months, which was renewed on December 16 of last year.