Geelani’s Cook Booked Under PSA

KULGAM — Authorities have slapped Public Safety Act on an elderly person who was working as Cook at Hyderpora based Hurriyat Conference (Geelani) office.

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

Bhat, a resident of Nunibugh Kulgam was working as a Cook from past decade in the Hurriyat office. His family members said Bhat was on way to his home when a naka party stopped him near his village and demanded identity card from him.  “He was detained after he asked soldiers not to harass elderly people and didn’t show card to them. Bhat was taken to 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. (CNS)

 Police Slaps PSA on Manasbal Blast Accused  

A man, allegedly involved in the low intensity blast in a public park at Manasbal in Jammu and Kashmir in June, has been detained under Public Safety Act, police said Thursday.

“Bilal Ahmad Mir, a resident of Cheshmai Manasbal in Ganderbal district has been detained under Public Safety Act and lodged in a jail in Jammu,” a police spokesman said.

The spokesman said Mir was allegedly involved in the case related to the blast at Manasbal Park on 17 June, 2018 in which 13 local visitors including children were seriously injured.

“Besides, the subject is a chronic stone pelter and is indulging in encouraging and instigating the youth of the area to resort to stones pelting upon security agencies,” he said.



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