Omar Abdullah’s sister moves SC challenging his detention under the public safety act

Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah’s sister Sarah Abdullah pilot has urged the issuance of the writ of habeas corpus to the authorities to produce Mr. Abdullah at the supreme court and set him at liberty.

Represented by advocate Gopal Shankaranayanan and Kapil Sibal, Sarah Abdullah approached the supreme court bench led by justice NV Ramana on Monday on the grounds that she is very apprehensive and concerned about the safety and security of her brother, who has been under detention from 5th august 2019 due to a charge on him under public safety act, moreover, in the petition, it was elucidated that Mr. Abdullah detention under section 107 CrPC was to be finished on 5th February 2020 since he had served the maximum stipulated period of detention.

However contrary to this, the executive magistrate passed the order to extend his detention further under section 8 of public safety act of 1978, furthermore, during the six months there was absolutely no inquiry done by the authorities to verify the veracity of claim that Mr. Abdullah is a threat to peace thereby buttressing Sarah Abdullah concern regarding her brother’s life, liberty and security and in the petition is was quoted that “it is rare that those who have served the nation as members of Parliament and have always stood by the national aspirations of India are now perceived as a threat to the State.”

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