Pulwama: Three youths from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district were booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) and shifted to outside Kashmir jail under contentious Public Safety Act.
Police say the trio were involved alleged involvement in a militancy-related case but the families contest the claim.
The youth, identified as Aiash Ahmed Dar, Mushtaq Ahmed Lone and Asif Ali hail from Niloora village of the Pulwama district.
Though family members of the trio say they are innocent, SSP Pulwama Aishish Mishra told Kashmir News Trust (KNT) that they were booked for their involvement in a militancy recruitment case.
“All were arrested and booked in a militancy recruitment case. They were recruiting young boys and also harbouring militants,” Mishra said.
Quoting families of the youth, news agency CNS reported that they were first detained under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for six months but after getting bail, they were shifted to a local hospital where police arrested them again and booked under PSA before shifting them to Jammu jail.