Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh also said, "Alam will not be released as he has several cases pending against him."
    
A senior J&K police officer said: "He got released, technically, from the PSA and he gets arrested in the cases already registered against him. Naturally, he has been re-arrested in (connection with) the pending cases."
    
"He has several cases pending against him...He will continue to be under arrest...though his (detention under) PSA has been quashed", the officer said.
    
Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court yesterday quashed the PSA detention of the 45-year-old separatist leader, Alam's counsel Mian Abdul Qayoom said.
    
Alam was arrested under PSA in April for allegedly hoisting Pakistani flag and chanting anti-India slogans during a rally organised by hardline Hurriyat Conference faction to welcome its leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani from New Delhi.

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