Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday evening revoked Public Safety Act (PSA) detention orders of 28 people languishing in different jails in and outside the Union Territory.
Highly placed sources disclosed that Home department has revoked PSA detention orders of 28 people languishing in UP and J-K jails.
“Of them, 22 are lodged in UP jails and six in Kashmir prisons,” they said, adding that prominent business leader Muhammad Yasin Khan, who heads Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) and Kashmir Traders and Manufacturing Federation (KTMF), also figures in the list. Two close associates of Peoples Conference chairman Sajjad Gani Lone also figure in the list, reported KNO.
“Post abrogation of Article 370, PC workers from different parts of north Kashmir were also detained under the PSA by the authorities,” an official said.
With this development, the number of PSA detention orders revoked after outbreak of deadly coronavirus has reached 170. More than 5,000 people were detained after 5 August 2019 when BJP-led central government revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and imposed curfew in the region—(KNO)