Shaheen released after 9 months
Srinagar, Apr 13: After nine months of detention and quashment of Public Safety Act for three times, the High Court Bar Association, general secretary, G N Shaheen was released on Wednesday from Kothi Bagh police station.
The High Court on April 7 quashed Shaheen’s detention under PSA and directed the Government to release him.
On July 17, 2010 Shaheen, who had led a demonstration here in support of the demand for release of Bar president, Mian Abdul Qayoom, was arrested from Lethpora and shifted to District jail Rajouri.
Subsequently, the District Magistrate Srinagar Me’raj Ahmad Kakroo issued orders of his detention under Public Safety Act and lodgement in Rajouri jail.
Kakroo in the detention orders had said, Shaheen was a secessionist element and affiliated with Muslim Conference, a constituent of Hurriyat (G) faction. “You have been found endorsing the ideology of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, which is primarily secessionist in nature and illegal,” order said.
Detention orders Stated: “You have been found misusing your position as Bar secretary. You are inciting public to illegal activities for seceding of J&K from India, thereby affecting the maintenance of the security of the State.”
Shaheen had been accused of launching a vicious media campaign to propagate secessionist ideology.
Shaheen was booked under three consecutive PSA and lodged in different jails of Jammu.
Since the arrest of KBA president advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom and GN Shaheen, the lawyers boycotted work in courts on several occasions including 125-days of continuous strike till November 08 last year.
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