66-year old man working as cook at Geelani’s office booked under PSA

Kulgam: Authorities have slapped Public Safety Act on an elderly person who was working as cook at Hyderpora based All Parties Hurriyat Conference (G) office.

Family members alleged that 66-year old Muhammad Amin Bhat was booked under the draconian PSA for not showing his identity card to government forces in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Muhammad Amin Bhat, a resident of Nunibugh Kulgam was working as a cook from past decade in the Hurriyat office. His family members told news agency CNS that Bhat was on way to his home when a naka party stopped him near his village and demanded his identity card from him.

“He was detained after he asked armed forces not to harass elderly people and didn’t show them his card. Bhat was taken to the army camp and later handed over to local police,” the family members said adding the incident occurred on 27 August.

“We were shocked when informed that he has been shifted to Kot Balwal Jail under Public Safety Act. He is too feeble and suffering from different ailments. We appeal authorities to release him on humanitarian grounds,” they said.

(With inputs from CNS)

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