SC issues notice to government on Mehbooba’s detention

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SRINAGAR — Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice to Jammu and Kashmir Government on a plea challenging the detention former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti under Public Safety Act (PSA).

Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra, while hearing a Habeas Corpus writ petition filed by Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija Mufti, challenging the preventive detention of her mother under PSA.

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Iltija in her petition had pleaded that the impugned detention order issued on 5-2-2020, is wholly based on the impugned dossier, which is manifestly biased, slanderous and libelous against the detainee, which no reasonable person ought to rely on, for depriving a citizen for her fundamental freedom and personal liberty.

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Supreme Court in its direction asked the government to come up with a reply and fixed 18th March as the next date for hearing.

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