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Mehbooba Mufti’s detention under Public Safety Act extended for 3 more months

Mufti was booked under the PSA in February. PSA detention of two other politicians was also extended for three more months.

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration Tuesday extended the detention of former chief minister and president of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) for three more months.

Mehbooba, who has been under detention for nine months now, was last month shifted to her residence at Gupkar road, which has been converted into a sub-jail by the J&K administration.

Her three-month detention period was supposed to end Tuesday, but a source in the J&K administration confirmed to ThePrint that the former J&K chief minister will spend three more months under detention.

An order in this regard is likely to be released late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, the source told ThePrint.

Along with Mehbooba, PSA detention of two other politicians was also extended for three more months, the source said. They are National Conference (NC) general secretary Ali Sagar and PDP leader Sartaj Madni.

The source said detention of senior PDP leader Nayeem Akhtar, IAS officer-turned-politician Shah Faesal, NC leader Hilal Lone and PDP leader Peer Mansoor is likely to be extended too.

Madni, Sagar and Akhtar are currently detained at a government facility at Gupkar road, while Faesal, Mansoor and Lone are detained at Srinagar’s MLA hostel.

Mehbooba booked under PSA in February

Mehbooba was booked under the PSA in February. Several other senior politicians of the Valley, including two former CMs Omar and Farooq Abdullah, were also booked under the stringent Act.

The senior Abdullah was booked under the PSA last year, while Omar was booked in February. Both of them have been released.

Scores of politicians in J&K were detained ahead of the Modi government’s decision to scrap Article 370 in J&K last August.


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