Public Safety Act (PSA)

SRINAGAR — Police in Kashmir has in a tweet rebutted the charges that two sons of Former Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai have been booked under the Public Safety Act (PSA) and clarified that they have been already arrested for raising anti-national slogans during the funeral of their father in Kupwara.

Kashmir Zone Police on its Twitter handle wrote, “Both sons of Late Sehrai & 4 others have been #arrested for raising #anti-national slogans during the funeral. But, they haven’t been booked under PSA. Please don’t spread the rumour.”

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The police clarification came after PDP President and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet said, “PSA is GoI’s go-to method for every problem. Latest example being Ashraf Sehrai’s sons who lost their father in custody due to inadequate medical care and have been arrested.”

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