In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the High Court has quashed the detention of two persons, illegally detained under the black law Public Safety Act (PSA).
The detainees – Muhammad Abbas Khan and Hadayatullah Kuttay –were arrested by Indian troops in April last year and were shifted to Kotbhalwal Jail, Jammu.
The detention orders under PSA were issued by District Magistrate.
The counsel for both the petitioners’ Advocate Bashir Ahmed Tak challenged the impugned order on the grounds that the allegations made on the grounds of detention are vague and non-existent and that there has been non-application of mind on the part of the detaining authority.
Advocate Bashir Ahmed Tak argued that the detaining authority has not attributed any specific allegation against the detainees. He contended that the detainees were arrested in old cases and on frivolous charges.
The court of Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul accordingly quashed the detention of both persons and ordered their release from the Jammu jail.—KMS