Shakeel Bakshi booked under PSA

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Srinagar: Pro-freedom leader and the founder of Islamic Students League (ISL), Shakeel Ahmed Bakshi, who was under police detention in Srinagar has been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA).

Earlier Police had raided his house on 11 September in Bemina and arrested him. He was lodged at police station in Batamaloo.

Bakshi was first arrested in 1975 when he participated in a General Strike for ‘political rights’ in Kashmir.

“He was lodged in Bemina Police Post from where he was shifted to Parimpora on Tuesday and subsequently he was sent to Jammu jail after being booked under Public Safety Act,” one of the close aides of Bakshi was quoted by The Kashmiriyat.

Bakshi who has spent more than 11 years in various jails was also arrested the last year after Zakir Musa issued a statement against Hurriyat leaders. He was kept under detention for more than a month of questioning.

A Police official denied that Bakshi was ever lodged in Bemina Police Station, the DC of Srinagar was not available for comments on the arrest. (Inputs from The Kashmiriyat)

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