India, Sept. 16 — Former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has been detained under Jammu and Kashmir’s stringent public safety law that gives the administration the right to detain a person without trial for at least six months. News of the detention order emerged on Monday ahead of the top court taking up a habeas corpus (literally means, produce the body) petition that sought his production in the top court.
A formal order said the place where the former chief minister will be housed has been declared a temporary jail.
Jammu and Kashmir’s public safety law was first brought into force when Farooq Abdullah’s father Sheikh Abdullah was the chief minister.
Source from HT media