Shah Faesal withdraws corpus plea challenging detention from Delhi HC

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New Delhi: Bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal on Thursday withdrew his habeas corpus plea challenging his detention before the Delhi High Court.

A bench of Justices Manmohan and Sangeeta Dhingra Sehgal allowed Faesal to withdraw his plea after his wife filed an affidavit in this regard.

Faesal’s wife told the high court that she recently met him in custody and has received instructions to withdraw the plea.

The former IAS officer’s habeas corpus petition alleged that he was illegally detained at the Delhi airport on August 14 and taken back to Srinagar, where he has been kept under house arrest.

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