Court quashes detention of Kashmiri youth under Public Safety Act

The High Court of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh has ordered the release of a 27-year-old youth from North Kashmir’s Bandipora presently lodged at Barely Jail of Uttar Pradesh under the Public Safety Act.

The detenue Umar Aijaz Mir of Banipora against whom police had registered 6 FIRs in 2016 on charges of stone-pelting was arrested by police in 2022. Police had claimed that a grenade had been recovered from the possession of the accused and accordingly Public Safety Act was slapped on him.

Advocate Bashir Ahmed Tak, the Counselor of the accused prayed that the cases registered against the accused were all frivolous and a youth who was co-accused when Umar Aijaz Mir was arrested in 2022 has already been released by the Court.

The Court of Judge Rahul Bharti as per the news agency Kashmir News Trust after hearing the arguments held  the preventive detention order number 14/DMB/PSA of 2022 dated 19 May.2022 of the District Magistrate Bandipora illegal and directed the release of the person of the petitioner

from detention and detainment from the Central Jail Kot Bhalwal Jammu or any other jail wherever the petitioner may be lodged pursuant to the detention order hereby quashed.

The detenue is currently lodged at Central Jail Barely of Uttar Pradesh. [KNT]

Neyaz Elahi

Neyaz Elahi, who switched from Electronic to Print Media is a Kashmir based Accredited Journalist who has written extensively on Kashmir for local, national and international web portals. He is currently associated with Srinagar based News Agency Kashmir News Trust (KNT).

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