HC Quashes 3 PSA Detention Orders

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed PSA detention orders against three persons and ordered authorities to set them at liberty forthwith provided they are not required in any other case.

A bench of Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul quashed District Magistrate, Pulwama order dated 31 August last year by virtue of which Manzoor Ahmad Bhat of Chersoo Katipora was placed under the preventive detention. He was lodgement in District Jail, Baramulla,

“Based on the above discussion, the petition is disposed of and Detention Order no. 24/DMP/PSA/2020 issued by District Magistrate, Pulwama is quashed. As a corollary, (officials) are directed to set (him) at liberty forthwith provided he is not required in any other case,” the court said.

The court also quashed detention order by District Magistrate, Pulwama whereby Mohammad Iqbal Hafiz of Prichoo Pulwama was placed under preventive detention.

“The petition is disposed of and Detention Order no.35/DMP/PSA/2019 dated 18.07.2019, issued by District Magistrate, Pulwama is quashed,” the court said, “As a corollary, (officials) are directed to set the (detainee) at liberty forthwith provided he is not required in any other case.”

The court also quashed District Magistrate Shopian’s order, placing one Shakir Ahmad Mir of Zainapora, District Shopian under preventive detention in terms of J&K Public Safety Act on 10 August 2019.

“…the Detention Order no.41/DMS/PSA/2019 dated 10.08.2019, issued against Shakir Ahmad Mir is quashed. As a corollary, (officials) are directed to set (him) at liberty forthwith provided he is not required in any other case.” (GNS)

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