National Conference President and former Chief Minister Dr. Farooq Abdullah has been arrested by the state administration under the Public Safety Act (PSA). He is the first former Chief Minister and MP to be imprisoned under the PSA. Apart from this, where he is kept, he has been given temporary prison status. Dr. Farooq Abdullah is locked in his own house.
The PSA was implemented in the year 1978 by former Chief Minister Sw Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. At that time, he made this law to prevent the elements involved in illegal felling of forests, later it was also applied to those who are considered to be a threat to law and order.
Dr. Farooq Abdullah, a Srinagar MP and three-time Chief Minister in Jammu and Kashmir, was placed under house arrest by the administration as a precaution in his house at midnight on August 4 before implementing the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill on August 5. His son former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was also taken into preventive custody that night. He is in preventive Custody at Hari Niwas.
Dr. Farooq Abdullah has been arrested by the state government under the PSA last night. According to this law, the person concerned is kept in preventive custody for two years without any hearing. The MD has been confirmed to be detained under the PSA even before the hearing on the Habes Corpus petition filed by MDMK leader Vaiko in the Supreme Court this morning for the release of Doctor Farooq Abdullah.
The sources said that this step has been taken to justify the detention of Farooq Abdullah in the Supreme Court.