Hurriyat leader Nisar Rather slapped with PSA, shifted to Kotbalwal Jail in Jammu

Srinagar: Senior Hurriyat Conference (G) leader Nisar Hussain Rather was on Thursday slapped with draconian Public Safety Act and shifted to Kotbalwal jail in Jammu.

Rather, 70, is chairman of Tehreek-e-Wahdatul Islami, which is a constituent of octogenarian leader Syed Ali Geelani led Hurriyat Conference (G).

Sources said that Rather was detained by Jammu and Kashmir police on September 21 while he was leading a Moharram procession and was detained in Central Jail Srinagar.

They said that Rather was recently released from the central jail and was shifted to sub-jail at Kothi Bagh police station.

“On Tuesday Rather was sent to his concerned police station at Bemina and today morning was slapped with PSA and shifted to Kotbalwal jail in Jammu,” the sources added.

Rather, they said is Sugar patient and needs insulin injections thrice a day.