Bar president Mian Qayoom’s PSA detention extended again

Srinagar

The J&K Administration has again extended the detention of the ailing High Court Bar Association president under the Public Safety Act (PSA) by further three months, The Tribune reported.

Bar president Mian Qayoom’s PSA detention extended again

This is the second extension of Mian Abdul Qayoom, who is currently lodged at the high-security Tihar Jail in New Delhi where he was shifted recently after suffering a heart attack in Agra jail, said the report.

Condemning the move, the Bar in a statement said: “We strongly criticise the timing of extending the detention, owing to the fact that the matter pertaining to the quashment of the order is already pending before the High Court, which after hearing the arguments of the respective counsels at length, on February 3, reserved the same for judgment.”

“The Bar reiterates and expresses serious concern about the deteriorating health of its chief and again impressed upon the authorities concerned to revoke the order and its extension unconditionally, forthwith,” The Tribune quoted Bar statement as saying.

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