Masrat Alam remanded to police custody

Masrat Alam remanded to police custody

SRINAGAR: A day after he was granted bail in 2010 case, a court here on Thursday remanded Muslim League chairman and senior Hurriyat Conference leader Masrat Alam Bhat to three days police remand in another case registered against him nearly seven years ago.
Alam’s counsel Nasir Qadri told Kashmir Reader that 45-year-old leader was produced by police before the court of second Munsiff in connection with FIR (128/2010) registered in police station Sadder in 2010. Alam has been lodged in police station Shaheedgunj, Qadri said.
On Wednesday, City Munsiff, Judicial Magistrate 1st Class Srinagar, ordered the police to release Alam after granting bail to him in a case registered in police station Harwan in 2010 under section 13 lawful activities act.
On December 28 last year, the J&K high court had ordered Alam’s release “forthwith from preventive detention”.
The court had passed the orders on Alam’s plea challenging the latest of the 34th detention orders under Public Safety Act, described as lawless law by amnesty international.
Alam was released after 53-month-long captivity on March 7 2015. However he was re-arrested on 17 April 2015 and was ordered to be detained under the PSA by the ruling PDP-BJP government to calm down “anger” expressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi against his release. His earlier PSA detentions were also quashed by the high court with a direction to authorities to release him. But he continues to be behind the bars.

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