Geelani, who returned home after spending nearly three months in Delhi, was escorted home by a police party from Srinagar airport, they said.
The hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference had been informed about his house arrest, the sources said.
On hearing the news, a handful of Geelani's supporters indulged in stone-pelting outside the residence of the separatist leader resulting in injuries to a cameraman of a TV news agency, they said.
Several other separatist leaders, including chairman of the moderate faction of the Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, were placed under house arrest following the death of a Kashmiri youth in Hyderabad on March two.
Srinagar: Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani was put under house arrest today at his Hyderpora residence soon after his return from the national capital, official sources said.
First Published: Thursday, March 07, 2013, 20:30