March 2020 News

7637 Detained After Aug 5 In JK: GoI

11 March 2020
Rising Kashmir

New Delhi: A total of 451 people are under detention in Jammu and Kashmir, including 396 slapped with the Public Safety Act, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Giving details, Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said Jammu and Kashmir authorities had taken 7,357 persons in preventive custody since August, 2019 when the special status of the erstwhile state was abrogated and it was divided into two Union Territories. He said among those detained were stone pelters, miscreants, over ground workers (OGWs) of militant outfits, separatists. 'Out of these, 451 such persons are presently under preventive detention, which includes 396 persons including three former chief ministers under Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA),' he said. The minister said the detentions have been made under section 107 of the CrPC, as also under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978.