Jammu & Kashmir

‘All cases frivolous’: Court quashes detention of Kashmiri youth jailed in UP under PSA

Barely Jail

Srinagar: The High Court of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh has ordered the release of a 27-year-old youth from North Kashmir’s Bandipora presently lodged at Barely Jail of Uttar Pradesh under the Public Safety Act.

The detenue Umar Aijaz Mir of Banipora against whom police had registered 6 FIRs in 2016 on charges of stone-pelting was arrested by police in 2022. Police had claimed that a grenade had been recovered from his possession and accordingly Public Safety Act was slapped on him.

Advocate Bashir Ahmed Tak, the Counselor of the accused prayed that the cases registered against Mir were all frivolous and a youth who was “co-accused”, when Mir was arrested in 2022, has already been released by the Court.

The Court of Judge Rahul Bharti after hearing the arguments held the preventive detention order number 14/DMB/PSA of 2022 dated May 19 2022 of the District Magistrate Bandipora illegal and directed the release of the person of the petitioner from detention and detainment from the Central Jail Kot Bhalwal or any other jail wherever the petitioner may be lodged pursuant to the detention order hereby quashed.

The detenue is currently lodged at Central Jail Barely of Uttar Pradesh.


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