Imtiyaz Haider among nine booked under PSA




Srinagar: At least nine persons including four Hurriyat activists were on Wednesday booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) and were shifted to Kotbalwal Jail in Jammu.

Family sources informed that nine persons who were arrested during nocturnal raids from past one month have been booked under PSA today.

The persons who were booked today include four Hurriyat activists Imtiyaz Haider, Tashoq Ahmad, Ghulam Muhammad Misgar and Muhammad Yousuf.

They said that all the nine persons have been shifted to Kotbalwal jail in Jammu today.

Haider is a resident of central Kashmir’s Budgam district and was formerly a policeman.

He is seen as a close aide  of senior Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mohd Ashraf Sehrai.

Haider as per family sources was released four days ago and was rearrested on last Sunday following which he was today booked under PSA and shifted to Jammu jail. ( with inputs from KNS)


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