HC to consider Sagar’s plea against PSA on June 10


Srinagar, June 1: The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday said it will consider plea challenging detention under Public Safety Act of Ali Muhammad Sagar, General Secretary of National Conference, on June 10.

A bench of Justice Sindhu Sharma passed the orders after Senior Additional Advocate General B. A. Dar undertook to produce the Sagar’s detention record before the Court by June 10.

Earlier, the Senior AAG submitted that he has filed counter affidavit and copy of the same has also been provided to counsel representing Sagar— Advocate Shuja-ul-Haq.

“List for consideration on 10.06.2020,” the court said.

On May 20 last , the court granted “last and final opportunity” of ten days to the government for filing the counter-affidavit.

Previously, the court had directed the Government to consider the bail plea of Sagar having regard to health grounds and submit the report.

The court had also directed state counsel to keep available detention record. The application states that Sagar is an old aged person and is suffering from hypertension and orthopaedic complications.

“The applicant (Sagar) has developed a severe cardio vascular ailment during his detention since August 6,” reads the application. (GNS)

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