Maisuma area shuts after JKLF Chairman Yasin Mailk booked under PSA

Kashmir: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Yasin Malik was booked under Public Safety Act (PSA), said a party spokesman on Thursday.

On February 22, Malik was detained by the police late night. The police apprehended him from his Maisuma residence. He was lodged at Kothibagh police station.

“Today morning, he was informed that he has been booked under PSA and will be shifted to Kotbalwal jail,” Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) strongly condemns this “arbitrary arrest” and use of PSA against a political leader, he added.

Earlier in the aftermath of Pulwama terror attack which claimed lives of over 40 CRPF soldiers on February 14, Jammu and Kashmir government withdrew security cover of several separatists including Malik, Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Shabir Shah and Saleem Geelani.

On 26 February, National Investigation Agency (NIA) officers raided the Srinagar residence, Yasin Malik. The counter-terrorism agency men along with the state police and others cordoned off Malik’s residence at around 7.30 a.m., a JKLF source said.

“This raid was carried out while the JKLF chief was still lodged in Kothibagh police station,” he added.