SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has quashed the detention of a South Kashmir youth under the Public Safety Act (PSA).
Senior Advocate Bashir Ahmed Tak, representing the incarcerated youth, told the news agency KNT that the detention of Sakib Akbar Waza of Kulbagh Gulshanpora Tral village in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, was quashed by the court nearly two years after he was arrested on charges of supporting militancy and simultaneously booked under the PSA.
The accused was imprisoned without being informed of the charges against him. He is currently incarcerated at Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu.
Justice Sanjay Dhar, after hearing the arguments of Advocate Bashir Ahmed Tak, directed the authorities to release him from jail. (KNT)