Srinagar: Chairman of the breakaway Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party president, Shabir Ahmad Shah, were on Saturday placed under house arrest , official sources said.

Mr. Shah told UNI over phone from his Rawalpora residence that he was placed under house arrest at 3.00 a.m. and that a large number of police and CRPF personnel were deployed near his house to prevent him from venturing out. UNI

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