IOK court dismisses JI Chief’s plea against PSA detention

Srinagar, July 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has dismissed three separate petitions against detention of three persons including the detention of Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Dr Hameed Fayaz under draconian law, Public Safety Act.

A bench of Justice Ali Muhammad Magrey dismissed the petition of Hameed Fayaz after hearing his counsel Salih Pirzada and the governor-led administration through its senior additional advocate general, Javed Iqbal.

Dr Fayaz had challenged the detention order issued by District Magistrate Budgam on 20 March this year. He is lodged in District Jail, Kathua.

In his petition the JI Chief submitted that he had been arrested on 22 February at 4:00am from his residence and sent to the Police Station Humhama, where he remained for two days and thereafter sent to Central Jail, Srinagar.

On March 3 he was produced before Tehsildar, Budgam and the detenue was admitted to bail but re-arrested suddenly and taken to Police Station, Humhama, wherefrom he was shifted to District Jail Kathua on March 24 under PSA.

In two separate pleas after hearing Mir Shafaqat Hussain on behalf of the detainees and the Additional Advocate General Mir Suhail, the court dismissed the petitions of Amir Shafi Butt of Karimabad, Pulwama, and Waseem Raja of Habdipora.

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