J&K High Court
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SRINAGAR — The High Court of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh has ordered the release of a 27-year-old youth from northern Kashmir’s Bandipora, presently lodged at Barely Jail of Uttar Pradesh under the Public Safety Act.

The detenue Umar Aijaz Mir of Banipora, against whom police had registered six FIRs in 2016 on charges of stone-pelting, was arrested by police in 2022. Police had claimed that a grenade had been recovered from the possession of the accused and accordingly, Public Safety Act was slapped on him.

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Advocate Bashir Ahmed Tak, the Counselor of the accused prayed that the cases registered against the accused were all frivolous and a youth who was co-accused when Umar Aijaz Mir was arrested in 2022 has already been released by the Court.

The Court of judge Rahul Bharti, as per the news agency KNT, after hearing the arguments held the preventive detention order number 14/DMB/PSA of 2022; dated May 19, 2022, of the District Magistrate Bandipora illegal.

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It also directed the release of the person of the petitioner from detention and detainment from the Central Jail Kot Bhalwal Jammu or any other jail wherever the petitioner may be lodged pursuant to the detention order hereby quashed.

The detenue is currently lodged at Central Jail Bareilly of Uttar Pradesh.

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