Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday quashed the detention of senior National Conference (NC) leader Ali Mohammad Sagar under the under Public Safety Act (PSA).
The court had earlier reserved its judgment on a petition filed against Sagar’s detention.
NC Vice-President and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah shared the news on his Twitter handle: “I hope @MehboobaMufti’s legal team take heart from today’s judgement in the J&K High Court quashing Sagar Sb’s PSA detention to pursue Ms Mufti’s case in the Supreme Court with increased determination & vigour. She deserves to be freed without further loss of time.”
He hoped that the authorities would now set free two other politicians, Hilal Ahmad Lone of the NC and Nayeem Akhtar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“Although Nayeem Sb & Hilal haven’t challenged their detentions in court, I hope the authorities see the writing on the wall and realise their continued PSA detention is indefensible. The two must be released as must all the others under illegal house arrest,” Omar said.
Former Chief Minister and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti continues to remain under detention under the PSA.