Shakil booked under PSA again

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Srinagar:  Family of a  Kashmiri youth, dubbed by some foreign media as ‘Islamic Rage Boy’ , Friday said the authorities have again slapped scores of charges on him and booked him under the draconian Public Safety Act, now the 14th time.
Shakeel Ahmed Bhat, resident of Malik Angan Fateh Kadal Srinagar was picked up by police on 30 October and was lodged in Police Station MR Gunj. “A police officer had informed us that Shakil will be released soon after the culmination of Modi rally in Srinagar on November 7. Yesterday, all his colleagues were released while Shakil was produced before the court and was again given in police remand,” Ghulam Nabi the brother of Shakil told CNS.
He added that when they approached Police Station MR Ganj and sought his release, the top police officials informed them a fresh PSA has been slapped on Shakil and he will be shifted to Kot Bhalwal Jail. “Shakil never resorted to any violence and still the authorities have been slapping him under Public Safety Act time and again. We fail to understand on what charges he has been booked under the draconian law,” the family members said.
The family members said that right from 1994 Shakeel remained most of the time under custody. “An injury to his right arm as a result of the torture had left him unable to lift anything and authorities take him as a threat,” they said and appealed the authorities to release Shakeel Ahmed without any delay.
When contacted a police official claimed that Shakil is ‘threat to peace’ but added that no PSA has been slapped on him.

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