Former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti’s Detention under Public Safety Act Extended by 3 Months

The detention of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti was on Friday extended by three more months.

Mufti has been in detention under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

Her party, the PDP, confirmed the decision through a tweet.

Several political leaders, including Mufti, Omar Abdullah and his father and former chief minister Farooq Abdullah, were detained by authorities on August 5 last year. The PSA of senior Abdullah and his son was revoked earlier in March.

Mufti was initially detained on August 5 last year when the Centre abrogated the special status of the erstwhile state and bifurcated it into two union territories — Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir.

Having spent over eight months in detention at two government facilities designated as sub-jails, Mufti was shifted to her home on April 7 in partial relief.

Mufti heads the PDP which was in power in Jammu and Kashmir in alliance with the BJP till June 2018.

Initially, she was taken into preventive custody. Later on February 5 this year, she was slapped with the PSA.