Shah Faesal, former civil servant and chief of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM), has been booked under Public Safety Act (PSA), reported ANI.
The move comes days after former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir – Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah – were booked under the draconian act which allows detention without a trial.
Faesal has been under detention after the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.
The PSA has two sections – ‘public order’ and ‘threat to the security of the state’. The former allows detention without trial for six months and the latter for two years.
Faesal was stopped from taking a flight to Istanbul at the Delhi airport during the intervening night of 13 and 14 August last year and flown back to Srinagar, where he was detained.
The former bureaucrat from Jammu and Kashmir had floated the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement party after resigning from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
(With inputs from PTI)
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