Tribune News Service
Srinagar, July 31
Days forward of the primary anniversary of the scrapping of the particular standing, J&Okay administration has prolonged detention of former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti below stringent Public Safety Act by one other three months.
Mehbooba Mufti is now the one mainstream political chief who continues to be below detention after the particular standing of J&Okay was scrapped and the state was downgraded to 2 Union Territories virtually a yr in the past. There are, nevertheless, a number of different political leaders who’re below home arrest.
The order for extending Mehbooba’s three-month detention PSA was issued by the J&Okay’s Home division. Her PSA detention was ending on August 5.
“The law enforcing have recommended further extension in the period of detention and on examination the same is considered to be necessary. Now therefore in exercise of the powers conferred, the government hereby directs that the period of detention of Ms Mehbooab Mufti be extended for a period of three months and she may be lodged subsidiary jail Fairview Gupkar Road Srinagar,” the order issued by the Home division learn.
Mehbooba was initially detained at a visitor home turned sub-jail at CheshmaShahi in Zabarwan foothills on August 5 final yr. She was lodged there for almost 100 days. In November final yr, she was shifted to a visitor home turned jail within the metropolis centre. On February 7, virtually six months after putting her below preventive detention, the J&Okay administration invoked stringent PSA in opposition to her. She was shifted to her Fairview residence at posh Gupkar residence in April which was notified as a subsidiary jail .
Earlier, People’s Conference chief and former minister Sajad Lone was launched from home detention.
Lone the previous separatist turned mainstream politician was taken into custody together with prime mainstream chief on eve of scrapping of J&Okay’s particular standing on August 5 final yr and remained below preventive detention for six months. He was later launched and put below home detention.
“Finally, five days short of a year I have been officially informed that I am a free man. So much has changed. So have I”, Lone tweeted quickly after his launch.
He mentioned jail was not a brand new expertise for him.
“Earlier ones were harsh with usual doses of physical torture. But this was psychologically draining. Much to share hopefully soon,” he mentioned.