Former IAS officer Shah Faesal, who’s underneath detention, has been taken to a makeshift detention centre on the Centaur Lodge right here, officers mentioned Thursday. He was shifted from his dwelling to the lodge throughout the night time, they mentioned.
Faesal who was stopped from taking a flight to Istanbul on the Delhi airport throughout the intervening night time of Tuesday and Wednesday was flown again to Srinagar the place he was detained underneath the Public Security Act (PSA), they mentioned. Throughout preliminary questioning, Faesal mentioned he was taking a connecting flight to London from Istanbul, the officers mentioned.
The previous bureaucrat from Jammu and Kashmir had floated the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Motion get together after resigning from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
After being detained on the Delhi airport, he was once more detained underneath the PSA on his arrival in Srinagar, the officers mentioned. Faesal had criticised the “unprecedented” lock-down within the Valley with its eight million inhabitants “incarcerated” like by no means earlier than submit the elimination of particular standing to Jammu and Kashmir, supplied underneath Article 370. He’s among the many final political leaders who’ve been positioned underneath home arrest.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have been detained after the Centre revoked the particular standing and introduced that the state be bifurcated into the territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
The Jammu and Kashmir authorities final week airlifted a contemporary batch of 20 “potential troublemakers” from Srinagar to Agra as a precautionary measure within the wake of constitutional adjustments made by the federal government. Amongst these airlifted embody president of Kashmir Excessive Court docket Bar Affiliation Mian Qayoom.