16 PSA Detainees Shifted To Haryana Jails

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Srinagar: At least sixteen Public safety Act (PSA) detainees from Kashmir Valley were shifted to Haryana Jails on Tuesday, official sources said.

Official source said that sixteen detainees have been shifted outside Kashmir on Tuesday by the government of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory by an order no PB-V/585 of 2021 dated 2/8/2021. All the sixteen detainees were lodged in central Jail Srinagar from 2019- 2020 and 2021, according to news agency KDC.

“The powers conferred under section 10-B of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act 1978, the government hereby directs to remove/shift the 16 detainees who have been detained under the provision of Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act 1978 from Srinagar central jail to Haryana central jail and district jail,” the Home Department order, as per the news agency reads.

The reason has not been given for the move of sixteen PSA detainees which comes barely a couple of days ahead of the second anniversary of the Article 370 and bifurcation of the erstwhile state into union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, the report added.

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