Minor PSA detainee walks free
Srinagar, Sept 23: The 14 year old boy of Rainawari here who was arrested and later booked under Public Safety Act in June this year was released on September 20 on the directions of the High Court.
Nayeem Ahmad Dar son of Bashir Ahmad was arrested on June 7 and detained at Rainawari Police Station. After two days, his family was informed that he has been booked under the PSA on charges of stone pelting. He was shifted to Poonch jail.
Nayeem was previously detained on May 24, 2008 for his alleged involvement in stone pelting. That time he was released on bail.
Nayeem’s mother, Shameema Begum challenged his PSA and detention. The HC quashed his PSA on September 15.
Nayeem’s father, Bashir Ahmad, told Greater Kashmir that they had to spend Rs one lakh for his release. “We had to spend Rs. 5000 on every visit to meet Nayeem in the jail. We met several politicians for his release but no one came to our rescue.”
Recounting his ordeal, Nayeem said, “I was called by SHO police station, Rainawari and later detained. I was kept in the Police Station for nearly a week and then my parents were told to get my clothes as PSA was slapped on me. I was shifted to Poonch jail.”
“In jail, they used to keep me in a hall with 34 other inmates. I was kept in lock up for 12 hours and then in jail courtyard for the rest of the time. I’m delighted to be back home with my family,” he said.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 23 Sep 2009 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 23 Sep 2009 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 24 Sep 2009 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM NEWS
- JDA to go on strike from October 1
- Minor PSA detainee walks free
- High Court allows Bar team to visit jails
- ‘Darkness gripped Wagoora during Ramadhaan’
- Pak violates ceasefire norms to help infiltration: Army Chief
- ‘No increase in Chinese incursions’
- Swine flu testing delayed on Eid
- India, Pak foreign ministers meeting to be 'limited in scope'
- Omar launches project implementation unit for setting up 18 polytechnique colleges
- Khalida concerned over SRTC employees plight
- Martyrs’ highlighted K-issue: Zaffar
- Ropeway to come up atop Shankaracharya
- 2 new Information Commissioners take oath
- Court acquits Harwan triple murder accused
- Arrangements for Police-Public mela finalized
- Tehreek-e-Hurriyat condemns curbs on Geelani
- 1 dies, 7 hurt in road mishaps
- Mirwaiz leaves for US
- Governor hosts farewell for Bhardwaj
- Govt cautions people against touts
- Hindu girl scripts Qur’an
- Frivolous election petitions can't be entertained: SC
- GOI begin peace talks with NDFB
- 62% Pakistani’s adore democracy
- Nooyi among world’s highest-paid women
TARIQ ALI MIR
The 14th century gift of 400 kanal land by Shah-e-Hamdan’s son, has shrunk to mere 70 kanals. Even though thousands always preferred the Eidgah for the special prayers, since the Sikh rule, successive More
APEX PANEL FOR KPs' RETURN MEETS
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Sept 23: The apex committee set up to monitor return of Kashmiri Pandits met on Wednesday here with revenue minister Raman Bhalla, who heads the panel, assuring the members that the coalition government More
Srinagar, Sept 23: Work in the Government Medical colleges of Srinagar and Jammu and their associated hospitals will once again remain affected, as junior doctors have decided to go on an indefinite More
- GK Business
Srinagar, Sept 23: Given its huge demand in national and international markets, experts here insist upon increasing the saffron production in Kashmir. Experts said if proper direction was given to More