12th class student’s detention quashed after 18 months

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Jammu and Kashmir High Court quashed the detention of a twelfth standard youth from North Kashmir’s Sopore under Public Safety Act (PSA), reported Gulistan News.

Omar Akbar Mir, son of Ghulam Muhammad Mir, a resident of Brat Kalan Sopore was arrested by the police in Sopore a month after the abrogation of articles 370 and 35A in August 2019. He was reportedly arrested on the charges of stone-throwing and was lodged at police station Bomai.

He was shifted to Bhaderwah Jail after he was booked under the PSA.

In September last year, the court had allowed the detainee to appear in the examination under police custody. Gulistan News reported that Justice Vinod Chatterji after hearing the arguments of Advocate Bashir Ahmed Tak, who represented Mir, quashed the detention under Public Safety Act and directed authorities to release him from Badharwa Jail.

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