IIOJK HC quashes black law PSA of two detainees

Srinagar, June 28 (KMS): The High Court in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir has quashed detention orders of two detainees held under black law, Public Safety Act last year.

The court while hearing the two separate petitions filed by Irshad Ahmad Reshi and Meraj-ud-Din Dar challenging their detention orders passed against them by District Magistrates Pulwama and Srinagar have quashed both detention orders and directed the jail authorities to release the detainees forthwith.

Justice Sanjay Dhar in his order observed that the detainees cannot be expected to make an effective and purposeful representation which is his constitutional and statutory right guaranteed, unless and until the material, on which detention is based, is supplied to the detainee.

The failure on the part of the detaining authority to supply the material renders detention order illegal and unsustainable.