Srinagar: The length of his detention underneath the Public Safety Act (PSA) towards former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was prolonged for 3 months on Tuesday. Authorities stated that equally the custody of former minister and senior National Conference chief Ali Mohammad Sagar and senior PDP chief and relative of Mufti Sartaj Madni has additionally been prolonged for 3 months. National Conference chief Omar Abdullah termed the Mufti's detention as an extremely merciless and backward resolution.
Omar tweeted, 'Mehbooba Mufti's resolution to extend her detention is extremely merciless and backward. <! –
The Mufti has not completed or stated something that may justify this conduct by the Government of India with him and others taken into custody.
Omar stated, "Increasing Ms. Mufti's detention by the government, which has long claimed that the situation is normal in Jammu and Kashmir, is a proof that Modi ji has pushed Jammu and Kashmir back decades."
Hours earlier than the expiry of the interval of detention underneath the PSA, the Home Department of the Jammu and Kashmir administration issued a short order regarding extension of custody of the Mufti.
The Mufti was detained on August 5 after the central authorities repealed a lot of the provisions of Article 370 final yr. After eight months of detention in two 'sub-jails', Mufti was positioned underneath home arrest on April 7.
Mufti is the president of the Peoples Democratic Party. He was initially saved in preventive custody. Later, on 5 February this yr, he was tried underneath the Public Safety Act.
Mehbooba's daughter Iltija filed a habeas corpus petition within the Supreme Court towards her mom being detained. The court docket mounted March 18 for listening to however the listening to couldn’t be held because of the outbreak of Corona virus.
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