There was also no relief for chairman of hardline HC Syed Ali Shah Geelani who remained under house arrest for the past several months.
A spokesman for the JKLF said team of security forces arrested Malik from his Maisuma residence near here this morning. He said Malik was later shifted to central jail, Srinagar.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the HC said a large number of security forces and state police have been deployed outside the Nigeen house of Mirwaiz since last night. He said the chairman of the HC has been informed that he cannot leave since he has been put under house arrest.
Though no reason was given for putting him under house arrest by the administration, it is believed that there was apprehension of protests in Srinagar following death of a militant, a resident of down town, in an encounter in Zakoora area in the city outskirts last evening. A police Sub Inspector was also killed in the encounter and a Special Police Officer (SPO) was injured. A suspected militant was also arrested on the spot during the encounter.