SRINAGAR: Government has slapped contentious Public Safety Act on Journalist Fahad Shah, the lawyer of Fahad informed on Monday.
Fahad Shah was arrested last month February 4 by Pulwama Police for posting allegedly anti-national content on social media and booked under the UAPA charges. He was granted bail after 22 days by a National Investigation Agency court.
However, hours after he got bail, Shah was arrested again on February 26 by the Shopian Police in the case. On March 5, he got bail in the second case and was arrested immediately after in relation to the case for which he has now been sent to police custody.
In this case, Shah has also been charged under Sections 147 (rioting), 307 (attempt to murder), 109 (abetment), 501 (printing or engraving defamatory matter) and 505 (public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code.
Today the Counsel for Fahad Shah informed that he has been booked under Public Safety Act.
The Counsel Advocate Umari Ronga took to Twitter and wrote: “Fahad Shah’s case update: @pzfahad Sensing that the Hon’ble Special Court may grant the bail as the allegations levelled against the accused does not prima facie connect him with the commission on any offence the authorities have taken recourse to J&K Public Safety Act.” (KNT)