Detention of former J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti extended

Sun Online Desk

1st August, 2020 01:59:22 printer

Detention of former J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti extended

The J&K administration on Friday extended the detention of former Chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti by three months for the second time under the Public Safety Act (PSA) even as a section of officials in the administration said they were not sure of the need to continue with her detention. She is the only political leader still detained under PSA.

An order issued by Home Secretary Shaleen Kabra said the Home Department considered it necessary to extend the detention following recommendations by law-enforcing agencies to that effect. Mehbooba Mufti’s detention under PSA was scheduled to expire on August 5.

Mufti’s daughter Iltija told The Indian Express that she was hoping her mother would be released on Eid.