Maqbool Bhat’s brother booked again under PSA

Public Safety Act (PSA)

SRINAGAR — The Government on Wednesday slapped a fresh Public Safety Act (PSA), the third in a row, against Zahoor Ahmad Bhat of Trehgam. Zahoor is the younger brother of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) founder Muhammad Maqbool Bhat.

Official sources said that Zahoor, a resident of Trehgam village, was brought from Rajasthan jail on February 12 last month and since then was lodged in Sub-Jail Kupwara.

“Today, PSA was recommended against Zahoor vide Government Order No. 03/DMK/PSA of 2020 for anti-national, subversive activities and instigating violence,” officials said. This is the third PSA slapped against Zahoor in the last two years.

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After slapping the fresh PSA, the authorities shifted Zahoor to Keribal jail in Mattan area of Anantnag district in south Kashmir.

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