15-yr old booked under PSA
Srinagar, July 9: Authorities have booked an 8th class student under Public Safety Act (PSA) and lodged him in Kot Balwal jail.
Sheikh Akram, 15, son of Sheikh Zulfikar of Jogilanker Rainawari was booked under PSA for attending the funeral procession of a 17-year old Tufail Matoo, who was killed in police action in Rajouri Kadal on June 12, victim’s mother Tasleema Shiekh told Greater Kashmir.
Besides, he has been charged of stone pelting and hatching conspiracy against the state.
Arrested on June 17 from his residence, Akram was released on bail after 7-days by Principal District and Sessions Court here. As the interim bail was expiring on June 28, Akram was again bailed out on the same day. However, from then on family members used to bring him to police station Rainawari on voluntary basis.
“From morning till evening he was kept in the police station,” Tasleema said.
However, on July 2, police told Akram’s parents that he has been handed over to cops from Khanyar police station. “On the very next day we were told that Akram has been shifted to Kote Balwal jail,” Tasleema said.
On July 3, the family was taken by surprise when District Magistrate Srinagar Meraj Ahmad Kakroo issued orders to book him under Public Safety Act, she said.
Tasleema accused the Government of framing charges against his son. “He never used to miss the school. You can check his attendance. Charges against him have been framed,” she added.
Senior counsel Mir Shafaqat Hussain said government could not detain a person under PSA while he was out on bail. Hussain castigated the government for lodging the teenager with regular criminals in Kote Bhalwal jail.
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