Downtown Youth Released After Court Quashes PSA

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Shakeel Ahmad Bhat, an Old City youth, was released by authorities on Monday from Maharaj Gunj Police Station.

Shakeel Ahmed Bhat resident of Malik Angan Fathe Kadal Srinagar was released after Court quashed his 18th PSA that was slapped on him shortly before the Assembly Elections in Kashmir.

Shakeel was arrested on October 27 in 2014 and soon after booked by authorities under Public Safety Act he was shifted to Udhampur Jail on November 3 last year. The High Court Jammu quashed his PSA on January 7 after that he was rearrested and shifted to CIK Jammu. A police official told CNS that Shakeel was handed over to Maharaj Ganj Police station officials wherefrom he was released in presence of his family members.

After his release, Shakeel Ahmed Bhat said that he is happy to see his family members and friends in free environment.

“I was languishing in jail from past six years. I was arrested in 2008 on the charges of organizing anti-India protests while authorities had slapped 17 PSA’s on me,” he said adding that would continue to work for the Kashmir Cause peacefully.

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