Mehbooba shifted home, not released


Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who was taken into custody the night before the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, was Tuesday shifted to Farview residence Gupkar.

“In exercise of the powers conferred under section 10(b) of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act,1978, the Government hereby orders the change of place of lodgement of Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, D/o Late Mufti Mohammad Sayed R/o Bijbehara A/p Nowgam, Srinagar detained by the District Magistrate Srinagar vide order no. DMS/PSA/147/2020 dated 05-02-2020 read with corrigendum dated 06-02-2020 from subsidiary Jail, DMQ-6 Transport Yard, M. A Road Srinagar to Subsidiary Jail, Fairview, Gupkar Road Srinagar with immediate effect,” reads an order issued by Shaleen Kabra Principal Secretary to Government Home department.

Mehbooba Mufti was arrested on August 5 last year and was booked under the stringent PSA on February 6.

Earlier government has declared Fairview Gupkar as a subsidiary jail.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (b)  of section 2 of the Prisoners Act, 1990, the government hereby declares Fairview, Gupkar Road, Srinagar as “Subsidiary Jail”,” reads an order issued by Shaleen Kabra Principal Secretary to Government, Home Department.


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