Srinagar, July 31 : SRINAGAR: The detention of former J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti was on Friday extended by three months before it was to expire.
In an order copy which lies with Kashmir Despatch reads, Whereas District Magistrate. Srinagar in the exercise of powers conferred u/s 8 (1) (a) (I) of the and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 19/8. vide order No. DM-WS: VI-1112020 dated 05-02-2020 read with corrigendum issued vide endorsement No.DMSPSA/920.2412020 and 2836.2841 dated 06-02-2020. ordered the detention of Ms. Mehbooba Mufti Do Late Mufti Mohd Sayed R,o Bijbehera A,P Nowgam Srinagar with a view to preventing her from acting in any manner prejudicial to the maintenance of Public Order and directed her lodgment in Subsidiary Jail DMQ.6 Transport Yard. M.A.Road. Srinagar.
Whereas the aforesaid order of District Magistrate Srinagar came to be executed on 06-02-2020.
Whereas. the Government. vide order No HOME. PB-V 1 372 of 2020 dated 14-02-2020. approved the above order of District Magistrate Srinagar, and Whereas on receipt of an opinion from the Advisory Board. the Government vide order No HOME PB-V 1543 M 2020 dater; 26-02-2020. conferred the above order of District Magistrate. Srinagar and directed the detenue be detained to a period of three months in the first instance.
Whereas in the exercise of powers conferred by section 10 of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safely Act, 1978, the detenue was ordered to be shifted/moved from Subsidiary Jail. DMO-6 Transport Yard MA Road Srinagar to Subsidiary Jail Fairview Gupkar Road Srinagar vide Government order No Home,PB-V-913 00 2020 dated 27-04-2020.
Whereas on the reports from field formations the detention period of the detenue was further extended for three months vide Government order No. Home i PB-V 1137 of 2020 dated 05-054020.
Whereas the period of detention of the detenue is scheduled to expire on 05.08 2020.
Whereas the law enforcement agencies have recommended further extension in the period of detention and on examination the same is considered to be necessary Now. therefore, in the exercise of powers conferred by section 8(1) (a) (i) read with clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 18 of the J&K PSA. 1978.
The Government hereby directs that the period of detention of Ms. Mehbooba Mufti Daughter of Late Mufti Mohd Syed be extended for a period of three months and she may be lodged in subsidiary jail Fairview Gupkar road Srinagar the order reads.