Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta on behalf of the Center told the court that Mehbooba Mufti has been released. The apex court has since said that the application has been neutralized since its release.
The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing in a case related to the custody of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta on behalf of the Center told the court that Mehbooba Mufti has been released. The apex court said the application was dismissed after publication. The Supreme Court on Thursday heard a petition filed by Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltiza Mufti against her mother’s imprisonment under the Public Security Act. Mehbooba Mufti was released on Tuesday, which is why the apex court adjourned the hearing. Earlier, in the last hearing, the Supreme Court had asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration how long Mehbooba could be kept in custody. The court asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to provide information about his whereabouts.
Mehbooba Mufti said after her release – she will take back what was taken from us.
The SC questioned whether his custody could be extended for more than a year. The court also sought a reply from the Center within a week on Mehbooba’s daughter Iltiza’s amended application. The Supreme Court said custody could not be maintained indefinitely. The district magistrate of Srinagar in the court said in the affidavit filed in the Supreme Court that the petitioner should have approached the High Court first.
She pleaded that the application should be dismissed as Mehbooba could contact her representation as a remedy available to the presentation board. Mehbooba was detained for obstructing him from acting against public order. Adequate material and grounds exist for detention.
The Supreme Court said – Diwali of the people in the hands of the government