Omar Abdullah’s sister moves Supreme Court challenging his detention under PSA

The sister of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday moved Supreme Court challenging his detention under Public Safety Act (PSA).

Congress leader and senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for the petitioner sought an urgent hearing on the issue.

The Top Court has agreed for urgent listing of the matter.

Last week, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were charged under the Public Safety Act (PSA).

Abdullah’s sister has termed the renewed detention orders under the PSA as unconstitutional.

They have already been under detention since August 5 in the wake of abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into two union territories.

Several politicians were detained in August as part of the centre’s massive crackdown after its decision to end special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the constitution and split it into two union territories.