STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

National Conference to challenge detention of party chief Farooq Abdullah under PSA

The former Jammu and Kashmir CM's three-month PSA detention, which was invoked against him by the government on September 15, had expired on December 14.

Published: 25th December 2019 01:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th December 2019 10:41 AM   |  A+A-

Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah

Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah (File | PTI)

Express News Service

SRI NAGAR:  The  National Conference (NC) is going to challenge the detention of party chief and three-time former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

Senior NC leader and MP Mohammad Akbar Lone said the party will challenge the detention of Farooq, who is lodged at his Gupkar residence, which was turned into a sub-jail immediately after his detention.

On December 14, the authorities had extended Farooq’s PSA detention by three months.

His three-month PSA detention, which was invoked against him by the government on September 15, had expired on December 14.

“We will move the appropriate court. Our legal team will decide whether to challenge the detention in J&K High Court or Supreme Court,” Lone said.

“We think he needs to challenge his detention now,” Lone added. Sources in NC said some leaders are against challenging Farooq’s PSA detention. “They fear that if Farooq’s PSA detention is challenged, then there is every likelihood that the government may shift him to a detention centre outside Kashmir,” they said.

CRISIS DEEPENS

Forty corporators of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation moved a no-confidence motion against its Mayor Junaid Mattu.

More from Nation.

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp