Former IAS officer Shah Faesal held under PSA


New Delhi: The IAS topper from Jammu and Kashmir, Shah Faesal, was detained under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), according to reports.

This law allows detention without trial for up to three months and multiple extensions.

Faesal now joins a long list of leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, including former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, who were charged under the PSA.

The other leaders  charged under the PSA are Farooq Abdullah, Ali Mohammed Sagar, Naeem Akhtar, Sartaj Madani and Hilal Lone.

The IAS officer had resigned from service and announced his intention to join politics last year. He was detained at Delhi airport on August 14, a week after the abrogation of Article 370.

Faesal was sent back to Srinagar and since then has remained under detention. The former IAS officer has been one of the most vocal critics of the government on Kashmir.


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