1,309 persons detained under PSA in last 6 years: J&K govt

Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday said that 1,309 persons were detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA) during last six years from various parts of the state.

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday said that 1,309 persons were detained under the Public Safety Act (PSA) during last six years from various parts of the state.

In a written reply to the question of a PDP member Firdous Tak in the Legislative Council, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said that during last six years 1,309 persons were detained under PSA out of which detention of 852 persons was quashed.

As on March 20,2015 only 73 persons are detained under PSA out of whom 17 are Indians and 20 are foreigners, he said.

The government refused to disclose the identities of the prisoners by maintaining that it is not proper to disclose their identity in view of them and their families security.

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