Detention of Mian Abdul Qayoom will not be extended beyond August 6: Center to Supreme Court

Srinagar, July 27: The central Government has informed the Supreme Court that the detention order of JK High Court Bar Association President, Mian Abdul Qayoom will not be extended beyond the August 6, 2020- the day his detention order expires. 

According to the report the submission was made in the plea filed on behalf of Qayoom, challenging the 28th May, 2020, Order of the J&K High Court which had dismissed his habeas corpus petition and upheld his detention under the J&K Public Safety Act, 1978.

A 3-Judge Bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaulheard the matter and directed Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta to seek instructions on whether the Government was willing to release the Petitioner immediately on conditional bail till 6th August, 2020, post which the detention order would expire, the report said

Accordingly, the plea has been adjourned to July 29th.

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