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Public Safety Act (PSA) slapped on Baramulla Sikh youth

September 16, 2013 | By

Kashmir, Srinagar (September 15, 2013): Pradeep Singh a resident of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district in Kashmir was slapped with Public Safety Act (PSA) over his alleged role in the Police-Public School attack in Bemina earlier this year, in which five Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) were killed.

A local news gathering agency (CNS) quoted that highly placed sources said that Pardeep Singh was accused for playing a ‘key role’ in helping militants to strike on CRPF in the premises of Police Public School premises Bemina in which five CRPF troopers were killed.

It quoted; Singh is accused of giving ‘moral and logistic support to militants’. Though police in its report have booked Paedeep Singh only under section 19 of unlawful activities.

District Development Commissioner Srinagar, Farooq Ahmed Shah says PSA for such a person is mandatory. “You please contact Senior Superintendent of Police for further details. But I tell you that such persons are liable to be booked under PSA,” he has said to CNS.

Senior Superintendent Police, Srinagar, Ashiq Bukhari told CNS: “Let me check and see whether this person has been booked under PSA or not.”

Pertinently, Public Safety Act allows detention of any person without trial for at least two years.

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