Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was on Wednesday arrested from his Hyderpora residence on the outskirts of the city as a preventive measure.
"Geelani has been arrested under Sections 107 (under which any person can be placed under arrest who instigates a crowd which may lead to law and order problem) and 151 of RPC as there are apprehensions that he is a threat to public peace and order," a senior police official said.
Geelani, who has been issuing weekly agitation calendars, was taken to Humhama police station. He was earlier arrested on June 20 after the law and order situation in Kashmir Valley deteriorated. He was
released on August 4.