Despite courts order to release human rights activist Khurram Parvez Jammu and Kashmir government on wednesday slapped charges under Public Safety Act (PSA) against him and has been taken to Kotlalwal jail in Jammu.
Chairperson of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) and the programme coordinator of Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), Khurram was arrested by police on September 15 late night from his home. He was initially taken to Kothibagh police station and from there he was shifted to Kupwara sub-jail.
Earlier, Principal Sessions Judge Srinagar, Rashid Ali Dar, quashed the detention order of Khurram and directed police to release him immediately. Khurram was shifted to Kothi Bagh Police Station Srinagar in the wee hours of wednsday from Kupwara on court orders. But before his release he was subsequently re-arrested by J&K Police.
“We were informed by the cops that Khurram has been booked under PSA and will be shifted and detained in Kotbalwal jail,” an office bearer of JKCCS said.
Under PSA detention law a person can to be arrested without charge or trial for a period of six months to 2 years.