Journalist Sajad Gul booked under PSA on mere assumptions

Srinagar, January 22 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the authorities booked the illegally detained journalist, Sajad Gul, without any substantive grounds rather on mere assumptions.

Among the grounds of detention mentioned in the dossier of Sajad Gul, who has been recently booked under draconian law, Public Safety Act (PSA), one is that “being a journalist” he is “less reporting about the welfare” of IIOJK and that his release can be “fatal” for the peaceful atmosphere of Bandipora area and the Kashmir Valley.

Sajad Gul was last week booked under the PSA and shifted to Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu immediately after he was granted bail by the court in the cases registered against him.

As per the dossier, signed by the Deputy Commissioner of Bandipora, the police had apprehension that Gul may get bailed out by the court of law that will prove “fatal” for a peaceful atmosphere. Therefore his detention under PSA was “imperative”.

“You are presently under police remand and there is every apprehension that you may get bailed out from the Hon’ble Court of law thus will prove fatal for peaceful atmosphere, tranquility, law and order of the nation, as your release at this stage will be a threat not only for Bandipora area but for the whole valley,” it reads.

The dossier adds that therefore, “in view of the enumerated facts and grounds, your detention under J&K Public Safety Act has become imperative.”

Sajad Gul was arrested on 6th January for uploading on twitter a video of anti-India slogans during a demonstration in Hajin area of Bandipora against the killing of a local youth, Saleem Parray, by Indian troops in a fake encounter in Srinagar.

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