Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 29
Two months after Congress chief and former Union Minister Saifuddin Soz’s spouse moved the Supreme Court difficult his “detention” since nullification of Article 370 in August 2019, the Jammu and Kashmir Administration on Wednesday mentioned he was by no means “detained”.
Taking notice of the submission of the UT Administration, a Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra disposed of the Habeas Corpus petition filed by Mumtazunnisa Soz looking for her husband’s launch.
“There is no restriction on movement of Prof Saifuddin Soz to any place, subject to security clearance which is contingent upon law and order and security situation of that area… Prof Soz has never been placed under any detention, as alleged,” Special Secretary, Home, mentioned in an affidavit filed within the high court docket.
There was no query arises of giving a duplicate of the detention order to Soz and his household as there was “no such order has ever been passed”, it mentioned.
Admitting that there was a basic restriction on motion of individuals on August 5, 2019, following nullification of Article 370, the affidavit asserted Soz was by no means detained or his actions restricted by passing an order.
On behalf of the petitioner, senior counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi sought to contradict the official model, asserting that Soz was stored in unlawful home detention.
“Now they say there is no detention,” he questioned.
However, the Bench was in no temper to entertain the petition. “In view of the reply filed, the plea is disposed of. We will not entertain it any further,” the Bench mentioned.
The Supreme Court had on July 16 had deferred listening to on the petition difficult Soz’s detention to July 29 after J&Okay Administration mentioned it wanted extra time to file its reply.
The high court docket had on June eight issued discover to Jammu and Kashmir Administration on a petition filed by Mumtazunnisa Soz difficult his detention since nullification of Article 370.
Mumtazunnisa Soz had contended that her husband—a former MP from the Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency was picked up by the police on the morning of August 5 and he had been “illegally” detained with out being knowledgeable in regards to the grounds of his detention.