The detention of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and former CM Mehbooba Mufti has been extended by three months.
Mufti has been in detention under the stringent Public Safety Act.
An order issued by Home Secretary Shaleen Kabra said the Home Department considered it necessary to extend the detention following recommendations by law-enforcing agencies to that effect.
Mehbooba Mufti’s detention under PSA was scheduled to expire on August 5.
Mufti’s daughter Iltija told The Indian Express that she was hoping her mother would be released on Eid.