New Delhi, July 23: The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the plea filed by Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association president Mian Abdul Qayoom, challenging J&K High Court order which had dismissed his habeas corpus petition and upheld his detention under J&K Public Safety Act.
A three-member bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul agreed to adjourn the hearing of the case when Solicitor General Tushar Mehta argued that Mian Qayoom’s case was being considered and would soon respond on behalf of the officer concerned will come.
The Apex Court then adjourned the hearing till July 27.
Senior advocate Dushyant Dave, advocate Vrinda Grover and Sautik Banerjee pleaded on behalf of the petitioner.
Mian Qayoom, president of the Jammu and Kashmir Bar Association, is lodged in Tihar Jail since August 7 last year after the abolition of Article 370 and 35A with special provisions for Jammu and Kashmir.