SC asks Centre, J&K administration to inform by next week if it is releasing Omar Abdullah

The Supreme Court docket on Wednesday requested the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir administration to tell by subsequent week whether it is releasing former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who has been detained because the abrogation of Article 370 in August final yr.

A Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and M.R. Shah informed counsel showing for the Centre that Abdullah’s sister Sara Abdullah Pilot’s plea towards his detention will probably be heard on advantage if he’s not launched quickly.

“In case you are releasing him, then launch him quickly or we’ll hear the matter on deserves,” the Bench stated.

 

The observations got here after counsel for the Centre and the J&Okay administration knowledgeable the court docket that Solicitor Basic Tushar Mehta, who was showing within the matter, is arguing in one other court docket.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, showing for the petitioner, stated the court docket ought to repair a brief date for listening to the matter.

To this the Bench stated solely six benches are functioning because of the ongoing association within the apex court docket and it doesn’t know when the subsequent flip will come.

“In all probability subsequent week we’re sitting and the matter will probably be taken up at the moment,” the Bench stated.

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