The PSA which has come under severe criticism for its "blatant use"
against stone-pelters, has been an effective tool to keep the
drug peddlers and timber smugglers in check in Jammu and
Kashmir, police officials claim.
With media exposing various land
scams in Jammu, the J-K government decided to impose Public Safety Act (PSA) against the land grabbers if they do not vacate the encroached prime lands of the government.