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Court issues notice to SSP (CIK) in contempt case in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Apr 2 (UNI) A local court in Srinagar has issued notice for personnel appearance to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Central Intelligence Kashmir (CIK) for not releasing two people arrested under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

The Additional Sessions Judge Kaneez Fatima has issued notice to SSP for keeping two people in illegal custody after their detention under PSA was quashed by the court.

The officer was also directed to present himself in person before the Court on April 10, the next date of hearing.

Two people, Riyaz Ahmad Shah, son of Abdul Salam Shah of Raj Bagh and Showkat Ahmad Wani of Panthachowk were arrested under the Public Safety Act (PSA) for their alleged involvement in militancy.

However, the detention was challenged in the state High Court by the relatives of the detenues.

The Court quashed the detention order and directed the authorities to release both the detenues some three months ago.

When they were not released, the detenues through their counsel advocate Mir Shafqat Hussain again approached the court.

Mr Shafqat informed the court that both the detenues were handed over to CIK by Centre Jail authorities and for last two months they have been kept in CIK.

Taking a serious note of the case, the court issued notice to SSP (CIK) on contempt of Court case and directed the SSP to present himself in person before the Court on April 10.

UNI BAS SC HT1442

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