Farooq Abdullah’s detention extended by 3 months

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 12/15/2019 12:01:44 PM

SRINAGAR, Dec 14: The detention of Dr Farooq Abdullah, a three-term chief minister of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, was extended today by three months and he would continue to remain at his residence that has been declared a sub-jail, officials said here.
Farooq, a five-time parliamentarian, has been under detention since August 5 when the Centre abrogated special status of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state.
The stringent Public Safety Act (PSA) was first slapped against him on September 17, hours before the Supreme Court was to hear a petition by MDMK leader Vaiko who claimed that the NC leader was detained illegally.
The National Conference chairman has been booked under the ''public order'' provision of the PSA which allows that a person can be kept inside jail from three to six months without a trial, the officials said.
Two other former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti are also under detention but they have not been booked under PSA. Mehbooba has been lodged in a state guest house, converted into a sub jail, while Omar in Hari Niwas, also converted into a sub jail.
A number of detained leaders from NC, PDP and other mainstream parties were recently shifted to MLAs Hostel here from a local hotel after the cold gripped Kashmir. The hotel was declared a sub jail. MLAs’ hostel too has been declared a sub jail.
A number of detained leaders at MLAs hostel had protested against the frisking of their family children by cops, who had come to meet them along with other family members.
Later security men raided the hostel and during search recovered over a dozen mobile phones. Officials said the leaders cannot have mobile phones since they have been detained and MLAs hostel converted into a sub jail.



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