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IOK HC quashes Zahoor Butt’s detention under PSA

Srinagar, July 10, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the High Court has quashed detention order of Zahoor Ahmad Butt, the brother of prominent martyred liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt.

Zahoor Ahmad Butt, who hails from Mirpora Trehgam, Kupwara, was booked under black law, Public Safety Act in March this year.

Zahoor, through his mother, had challenged the detention order passed under PSA against him on March 29, 2014.

Counsel for the petitioner, Mir Shafaqat Hussain, pleaded that the grounds taken in the detention order and the material relied upon had no relevance as the petitioner was already in custody in case registered against him under various criminal sections of Arms Act.

Examining the case on the touchstone of the settled position of law, the court held that the detainee was not supplied the materials relied upon by the detaining authority and quashed the detention under the black law.

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