HC quashes PSA of militants' aide in Jammu

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Jammu, Oct 4 (UNI) Detention of a militant group's over ground worker (OGW) under Public Safety Act (PSA) was quashed by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court (Jammu Bench) here today.

The Court did not find any material on record to support the impugned detention order passed by the District Magistrate, Jammu, on June 30 last year, whereby the accused Mohd Taj Gujjar was detained under the PSA.

Gujjar (code Dilawar Tariq) of tehsil Mendhar in Poonch district, was an OGW of various banned militant outfits, namely Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), al-Badr, actively operating in the state, indulging in anti-national and disruptive activities including killing and terrorising innocent people.

Gujjar was arrested on March 10, 2007 along with associates Feroz Ahmed and two Pakistani militants of the LeT and was detained under the PSA by the order of District Magistrate, Jammu passed on June 30, 2007.

The court allowed the petition against detention and quashed the order passed by DM, Jammu, on June 30, 2007, with the direction that accused, who is presently lodged in District Jail Jammu should be released from custody forthwith if not required in any other case.


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