HC quashes 10 PSA detentions
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Srinagar, Aug 2: High Court on Tuesday quashed the detention orders of ten detainees booked under Public Safety Act (PSA). It directed the state government to release them immediately if they were not involved in any other case or cases.
Detention order of Zahoor Ahmad Bhat, brother of JKLF founder late Muhammad Maqbool Bhat was quashed by Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar after hearing the arguments of the counsel for the petitioner, Reyaz Ahmad Khawar and Ajaz Ahamad Chisti who represented the state.
Bhat’s counsel pleaded before the Court that dossier and FIR copies were not supplied to the detenue as such he could not make an effective representation. “The state had not shown specified officer to whom the representation was to be made,” the counsel pleaded.
He also informed the Court that the petitioner was booked because he is the brother of late JKLF leader.
The other detainees whose detention orders were quashed include: Bilal Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Aziz of Kaimoh Kulgam, Bilal Ahmad Maraz son of Mehrajudin Maraz of Baramulla, Ab Latif Malik son of Gh Muhammad Malik of Shagan Ramban, Tariq Ahmad Sofi son of Gh Qadir Sofi of Sopore, Gh Nabi Malik son of Ab Ahad of Khlhal Handwara, Sajad Ahmad Bhat son of Bashir Ahmad Bhat of Botengo Sopore, Gh Nabi Shah son of Ab Jabbar Shah of Shah Mohalla Sogam Kupwara, Javeed Ahmad Zargar son of Bashir Ahmad of Rafiabad. The judgments were reserved by Justice Hasnain Masoodi on July 19 and were pronounced today.
Advocates Mir Shafqat Hussain and B A Tak represented the petitioners while the state was defended by M A Thakur, Shah Aamir and Nissar Ahmad Shah.
Meanwhile, Court of Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar quashed the detention order of Syed Irshad Ahmad son of Muhammad Akbar of Zachaldara Handwara. His detention was quashed after his counsel B A Khan argued that he is innocent and was booked on frail grounds by the state.
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