Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was released late Tuesday night, after being detained for over a year.
She was detained since the eve of August 5, 2019, when the Indian government scrapped Article 370 - under the country's Public Safety Act (PSA), reports the NDTV.
On August 5, 2019, the Government of India revoked the special status of ammu and Kashmir, which was granted under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.
Mufti's release comes just as the deadline set by the Indian Supreme Court was set to expire.
In September the court questioned the central government and the J&K administration over her detention, asking them: "How long can Mehbooba Mufti be kept in custody?"
The top court gave two weeks' time to the Jammu and Kashmir administration to give its stand on how long Ms Mufti can be kept in custody and whether her custody can be extended beyond one year.