Mehbooba Mufti shifted to her residence, detention to continue

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: April 7, 2020 12:53:31 pm

Mehbooba Mufti was initially put below preventive custody on August 5 final yr earlier than being booked below the stringent PSA on February 6.  (File photograph)
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti was shifted from a make-shift jail to her residence, in accordance to new company PTI. She will, nonetheless, continue to serve her detention below the Public Safety Act (PSA).

The order to shift the 60-year-old chief, who was initially put below preventive custody on August 5 final yr and later booked below the stringent PSA on February 6, was issued by the Jammu and Kashmir Home division.

The order acknowledged that she was being shifted from a subsidiary jail at Maulana Azad Road to “Fairview Gupkar Road” which is her official residence. Before shifting her, the federal government accorded standing of subsidary jail to her official residence with fast impact, it stated.

On March 24, former J&Okay CM Omar Abdullah was released from detention after the PSA towards was revoked. Last month, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday additionally revoked the detention of 31 detainees below the Public Safety Act (PSA). All 31 detainees are in several jails throughout the Union Territory and “will be released in the next few days”, sources stated.

Of the 31 detainees, 17 are from Kashmir and 14 from Jammu division. Five detainees are from Baramulla, 4 every from Anantnag and Budgam, two from Bandipore and One every from Kupwara and Pulwama. All the 14 detainees from Jammu are from Poonch district.

Omar’s father and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah was the primary high-profile Kashmiri chief to be launched from the detention on March 13. In the week following his launch, he had met Mufti’s mother and daughter after his launch. “It was a courtesy call. He met Mehboobaji mother and also her daughter. He spent over an hour there,” a senior PDP chief stated.

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