PSA slapped on Sajad Gul, shifted to Kot Bhalwal

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 1/17/2022 10:04:41 PM

SRINAGAR, Jan 17: The Jammu and Kashmir administration detained journalist, Sajad Gul, under the Public Safety Act, two days after a court granted him bail in connection with a police case that accused him of criminal conspiracy, and shifted him to Kot Bhalwal Jail in Jammu.
Under the PSA, a person can be detained for a period of 3 to 6 months without trial. In most of the cases, the PSA is repeatedly used against a detainee to put him in jail for extended period.
Sajad Gul was working with a news portal and arrested by police for allegedly "spreading disinformation through fake tweets regarding the recent anti-terrorist operation".
The police have accused him of uploading objectionable videos with anti-national slogans.
"His overall activities are prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and unity of India," said the police.
On Saturday, a magistrate granted him bail, but the police refused to release him Police claimed that his name has surfaced in another FIR registered earlier this month under various stringent provisions of IPC.
According to the lawyer of detained journalist, police filed a case under attempt to murder charges against the journalist after he was given bail in another case.
He was subsequently detained under the PSA before his lawyer, Umair Ronga, could move his bail plea.



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