Court quashes detention of Srinagar youth under PSA

Court quashes detention of Srinagar youth under PSA

Srinagar: State High Court Tuesday issued directions to authorities to release a Srinagar detenue lodged at Agra Jail of Uttar Pradesh.

The court of Justice Tashi Rabistan issued this direction after annulling the detention of Srinagar youth under Public Safety Act.

Advocate Bashir Ahmed Tak who represented the detained youth told Kashmir News Trust that police had arrested Ghulam Hasan Taploo son of Ghulam Rasool, a labourer by profession on 17 August 2019, shortly after the abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

The detenue, a resident of Dawood Colony Soura Srinagar was booked under FIR number 71/2019 and subsequently he was shifted to Agra Jail under contentious Public Safety Act.

Advocate Bashir Ahmed Tak contended that the detenue is illiterate and a labourer by profession who barely known ABC of law. He said the police didn’t give him grounds of detention excepting putting it on paper that he was a stone-pelter.

The court after hearing the arguments quashed the detention of detenue under Public Safety Act and directed the government to release youth in question from Agra Jail. (KNT)