Jamaat activist among 4 booked under PSA in Kulgam

Six booked under PSA in south Kashmir's Shopian, sent to Jammu jail

Four persons including a Jamaat-e-Islamia activist were booked under Public Safety Act on Thursday in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, even as five youth were detained during a night raid in neighbouring Pulwama district.

A police official at Kulgam identified the four persons booked under PSA as Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh of Rampura Qaimoh, Javeed Ahmad Khan of Bogam,  Rameez Shah of Souch and Gulzar Ahamd Ganie of Arreh village. He said they were shifted to  Kotbalwal jail in Jammu.

Sixty-year-old Sheikh is a member of recently proscribed socio-religious organisation Jamaat-e-Islamia and was already under detention.

According to one of his family members, it is third time when Sheikh has been booked under the controversial law which permits detention without trial.

In the neighbouring Pulwama district, security forces during an overnight raid detained five persons.

A police official said the forces raided the Tahab village of the district and arrested five persons.

The official identified the detainees as Tariq Ahmad Mir son of  Ab Gani, Suhail Ahmad Wani son of Abdul Rashid, Aasif Ahmad Rather son of Abdul Gani, Nasir Nazir son of  Nazir Ahmad Ganie and Naseer Ahmad Wani son of Abdul Rashid, all residents of Tahab, Pulwama.

He said, “The detainees are being quizzed for their alleged role in various stone pelting incidents in the area.”

Pertinently, dozens of youth were detained from Pulwama district over past one month.