Former civil servant Shah Faesal booked under Public Safety Act

Jammu and Kashmir leader and former civil servant Shah Faesal has been booked under Public Safety Act.

Photo Courtesy: PTI
Photo Courtesy: PTI

NH Web Desk

Days after the Public Safety Act (PSA) was slapped against former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers - Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal has been booked under the stringent law, sources said here on Saturday.

The former IAS topper is the seventh mainstream politician of Kashmir who has been booked under the PSA which allows detention from three months to two years without a trial.

Former civill servant announced his intention to join politics last year, was detained at Delhi airport on August 14, 2019 as he was about to fly abroad. He was sent back to Srinagar, and detained since.

Public Safety Act allows detention without trial for up to three months and multiple extensions.

Earlier, senior Peoples' Democratic Party leader Naeem Akhtar was booked under the Public Safety Act. National Conference General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar and senior PDP leader Sartaj Madni, uncle of Mehbooba Mufti, have also been booked under the PSA.

Omar's father, three-time former Chief Minister and sitting MP, Farooq Abdullah is already booked under the PSA and lodged at his Srinagar residence, which has been designated as a sub jail.

with IANS inputs

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    Published: 15 Feb 2020, 10:26 AM