IIOJK court quashes PSA on four from Kashmir valley

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the High Court has quashed four detention orders passed under draconian law Public Safety Act and directed the authorities to release the detainees from custody.

The court has quashed the detention orders of Zubair Ahmad, Towseef Ahmad Mir, Jahangeer Ahmad Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Mir and Abid Ahmad Dar. They all are residents of the Kashmir valley.

They were detained by the District Magistrates of Srinagar, Shopian, Baramulla and Budgam districts. The Court upheld the PSA of Aquib Ahmad Regoo, 20. He was detained on April 8 2022, and is lodged in Kot Bhalwal jail, Jammu.

The court while quashing the four PSAs said the failure on the part of detaining authority to supply the material renders the detention order illegal and unsustainable as also the detenues have been incapacitated from making an effective and meaningful representation to the detaining authority against their detention.

“Accordingly, these petitions are allowed and the impugned detention orders are quashed. The Jail Superintendent concerned is directed to release the detenues forthwith if their detention is not required in connection with any other criminal case pending against them”, the court concluded.—KMS