Srinagar: The J&K High Court has quashed detention orders under Public Safety Act of 16 detainees and ordered their release from the preventive custody.
One of them includes Abdul Rehman Tantray who according to his family has suffered paralysis and ability to speak coherently while in Kotbalwal jail.
A resident of Fatehpora area in Baramulla, the 55-year-old suffered facial palsy and haemorrhage last month, which left him more than 50 percent disabled, his son said.
Tantray was booked under PSA in November last year by district authorities that accused him of organising and taking part in the uprising last year.
His family alleged after being hit by police, he developed a blood clot in his head that caused the haemorrhage.
Tantray, a shopkeeper by profession, is affiliated with pro-freedom Hurriyat Conference (Geelani) according to the police dossier prepared against him.
Besides Tantray, the court has quashed detention orders under PSA of Mudassir Ahmad Wagay, Irfan Majeed Lone, Mohammad Yaseen Shah, Muzaffar Ahmad Mir, Wakar Bashir, Akhtar Punjabi, Mustaq Ahmad, Bashir Ahmad Sofi, Shams-ud-Din Khan, Mohammad Rafiq Nath, Zubair Ahmad Tantry, Mohammad Younis Najar, Bilal Ahmad Dar, Abdul Salam Mir and Mushtaq Ahmad Hurra. The detainees were represented before court by advocate Mian Qayoom, president of Kahsmir High Court Bar Association, and advocate Nasir Qadri.