Masrat Alam remanded to judicial custody till May 28

Masrat Alam remanded to judicial custody till May 28

Srinagar: A court on Saturday extended the judicial remand of Muslim League chairman and Hurriyat Conference (G) leader Masrat Alam Bhat by two weeks.
Alam’s counsel advocate Shabir Ahmad Bhat told Kashmir Reader that he was produced before 1st Munsif Srinagar who sent him to judicial custody till May 28.
The Muslim League leader has been lodged at district jail Baramulla and his remand was extended in a case registered under unlawful activities at police station Shaheedgunj.
The 43-year-old was released after a 53-month-long captivity on March 7 last year. However, he was again rearrested on April 17 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 PSA detention was quashed by the high court with a direction to authorities to release him.
To discourage repeated detentions under PSA, courts have held that the second detention order can be passed only if there are fresh grounds. The courts have made it clear that the fresh grounds cannot mean the apprehension expressed by authorities or the police that the detainee might create trouble on his release.

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