J&K leader Shah Faesal booked under Public Safety Act

Former civil servant and chief of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) Shah Faesal was booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) on Saturday.

The former IAS topper is the seventh mainstream politician of Kashmir who has been booked under the PSA which allows detention from three months to two years without a trial.

Earlier, senior Peoples’ Democratic Party leader Naeem Akhtar was booked under the Public Safety Act. National Conference General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar and senior PDP leader Sartaj Madni, uncle of Mehbooba Mufti, have also been booked under the PSA.

Omar’s father, three-time former Chief Minister and sitting MP, Farooq Abdullah is already booked under the PSA and lodged at his Srinagar residence, which has been designated as a sub-jail.