Ground Report | Srinagar
Several political leaders including former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah have been under detention since the abrogation of Article 370.
Here are some latest pictures from the detention centres
Several Kashmir politicians were lodged at the hotel on the bank of the Dal Lake on August 5 when the centre announced the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution and split the state into two Union Territories. Centaur Lake View hotel held nearly 35 political prisoners which include Sajjad Lone of People’s Conference (PC), Ali Mohammad Sagar of National Conference (NC), Naeem Akhtar of the PDP and former IAS officer Shah Faesal.
According to the officials, privy to the development, Centaur Hotel, owned by the Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), has submitted a bill of nearly Rs 3 Crore to the home department for over 100 days of boarding and lodging of the detainees.
As Srinagar reeled under harsh winter conditions, the Jammu and Kashmir administration shifted all those in detention to the MLA Hostel.
The administration carried out the required modification of rooms in the MLA Hostel in the heart of the city to accommodate the political prisoners. It was declared as a subsidiary jail by an order of the J-K home department.